James Ross became a member of the
Chicago Symphony in 1979 and since that time he has performed thousands of
concerts with the orchestra, both at its home in Symphony Center and in
literally every corner of the globe. In addition, he has been a soloist with
the CSO and has also frequently participated in the orchestra’s various chamber
and new music ensembles.
Jim is a longtime and devoted
teacher, having given clinics and masterclasses at the Percussive Arts Society
International Convention as well as colleges and conservatories throughout the
United States and abroad. He is a coach for the Chicago Civic Orchestra
and is on the percussion faculty at the Eastman School of Music.