Ross Venneberg is a second year Doctor of Musical Arts student at the University of Washington studying trumpet with David Gordon and conducting with Timothy Salzman. He has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Lake Washington Symphony, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Napa Valley, St. James Cathedral Brass and The Bay Brass. During the summers he has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Marrowstone Music Festival, Miami Music Festival and Spoleto Festival USA. He counts himself fortunate to have played under renowned conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas, Robert Spano, Ludovic Morlot, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Sir Simon Rattle. As a soloist, he has been featured with the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, U.C. Berkeley Symphony and has collaborated with the organists of the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony.
As an conductor, Ross directs the U.W. Brass and is a co-conductor for the U.W. Campus Band. He has previously held teaching positions at the Manhattan School of Music Arts-in-Education and Distance Learning programs. A native of Sitka, Alaska, Ross earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College of California and his Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. His previous teachers include Mark Gould, Adam Luftman and Roger Schmidt.