David William Ross is a New England–based guitarist with roots in both classical and jazz. His recordings and performances have been lauded for their sensitivity, virtuosity, and depth of all-around musicality. Ross frequently works with composers and is active in cultivating new repertoire for the guitar. He has premiered works by Frank Wallace, Georges Raillard, Ferdinando DeSena, Peter Dayton, Pierre Schroeder, among many others.
Ross’ work as a session player has led to an extensive working knowledge of the recording studio. He has developed an approach to engineering and recording that not only serves as a means to capture and present music but also as an artistic tool in its own right. Ross creates organic and original recordings that elucidate the creative motive of the artist and clarify the underlying aesthetic of the music. His engineering and mixing credits include classical music, jazz, song writers, indie rock, barbershop quartet, and more.
Ross holds degrees in music theory, composition, and guitar. As an educator, he has taught courses in jazz improvisation, music theory, ear training, composition, music history, and recording arts. He currently resides in New Hampshire and serves on the faculty at the Putney School in southern Vermont.