Laura Ann Ross
Adjunct Professor, oboe
Laura Ann Ross is an active freelance oboist in the Nashville area and also teaches at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. She a frequent substitute for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Kentucky, and is principal oboist of the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra with whom she appeared as a soloist in 2009. Ms. Ross also performs with the Stones River Chamber Players, the MTSU Faculty Woodwind Quintet and on the program "Studio C"; on WPLN FM. In 2008 she joined the faculty of the TN Governor's School for the Arts. Before moving to Nashville, Laura Ann Ross lived in the Philadelphia area where she played principal oboe with the Great Hall Chamber Orchestra in Bryn Mawr and served as a substitute for both the Haddonfield Symphony (NJ) and the Reading Symphony (PA). She was also a faculty member at Suburban Music School in Media, PA.
Under the tutelage of Louis Rosenblatt, Ms. Ross earned a Master of Music degree from the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University. She earned a Bachelor of Music ( Summa cum laude) from Miami University (OH) as a student of Andrea Ridilla. While at Miami she was a featured soloist with the Miami University Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the Concerto Competition and was a Third Prize winner in the Miami University Undergraduate Artist solo competition.
In the fall of 2007 Laura Ann Ross was a participant in the Nicholas Daniel Masterclass in Udine, Italy. She has also participated in the National Orchestral Institute, Pierre Monteux School and the Oboe Repertoire Festival in Paris and Côte d'Azur, France.