Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

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Ross Garin

Ross Garin

Associate Head
Director of Special Music Programs

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Ross Garin has been on the staff of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music since 2001 and currently serves as Associate Head and Director of Special Music Programs.  He graduated with BFA and MM degrees in Trombone Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied with Peter Sullivan and the late Byron McCulloh, both principal players with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Ross has performed with the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, River City Brass Band, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Brass, and the Westmoreland, Johnstown, and McKeesport Symphonies, among many others. He has also played with Frankie Valli, the Temptations, Four Tops, Four Coins, the Gene Krupa Orchestra, the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, the O’Jays, Pat Boone, Jack Jones, and appeared (very briefly) in an episode of Mindhunter on Netflix.