Ross Turner is Principal Trumpet of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1989. He has also performed with many other regional orchestras, including the Hamilton Philharmonic, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canadian Opera Company, Flint Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Saginaw Bay Symphony, Orchestra London, Thunder Bay Symphony, Regina Symphony and Victoria Symphony. He is currently a member of the Beaumont Brass – the Faculty Brass Quintet at MSU, and has toured and recorded with the Brass Rings Quintet.
Ross is a DMA candidate at Michigan State University, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Performance while studying with Richard Illman. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Victoria, where he studied with Louis Ranger. He also earned a Performance Diploma with Don Johnson and Bramwell Smith at Humber College in Toronto, studied at the Utrechts Conservatorium in The Netherlands with Willem van der Vliet, and completed the Orchestral Training Program through the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
While his main focus is on classical music, Ross has also performed extensively in the commercial realm. He has worked with Johnny Mathis, Il Divo, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Mannheim Steamroller, David Foster, Petula Clark, Marie Osmond, Frankie Valli, Barry Manilow, and many more. He also has a great deal of music theatre experience, having performed in many shows in Toronto, including South Pacific and Miss Saigon at the Four Seasons Centre, and Wicked and Fiddler on the Roof at the Canon Theatre. He has toured North America with The King & I, Chicago, and Annie Get your Gun, and toured Asia with The Sound of Music.
Ross is currently pursuing interests in solo trumpet repertoire, and baroque trumpet performance practice.