Mr. Gross began studying violin in the public schools at age eleven. He holds bachelor’s degrees in both violin performance and music education form Northern Arizona University. He also holds a Masters degree in instrumental conducting from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Gross served as Director of Orchestras for Skyline High School in Mesa Arizona from 2005-10. He has been an active player and performer throughout his life with over 20 different professional symphony orchestras throughout the country and was the violinist for a national tour of Fiddler on The Roof in 2012. Currently Mr. Gross is teaching and playing in the Chicagoland area, and has just accepted the position as Director of Orchestras for Naperville Central High School starting in the fall of 2019!