Meet the Musicians: Ross Erickson

Ross Erickson is the Principal Percussionist of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and has been a member of the orchestra since 2012.  Ross also performs as Principal Percussionist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, a position held in tandem with the University of Evansville Department of Music as the Consortium Instructor of Percussion.  He maintains a regular performance schedule as a member of our region’s orchestras and as an extra percussionist with the Louisville Orchestra and Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green.  In addition to his large-stage activities, Ross enjoys performing regularly with fellow UE faculty members, joining the Shepard Brass Quintet and other faculty chamber ensembles for concerts throughout the year.

Ross earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Performance from Indiana University. His principal teachers include John Tafoya, Dean Borghesani, Kevin Bobo, and Michael Spiro.  In his time at IU, he participated in a diverse mix of ensembles, increasing his appreciation for the wide world of percussion as a member of the Afro-Cuban Folkloric Ensemble, Steel Pan Ensemble, and Brazilian Ensemble.

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