Sally Ross

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Sally Ross
Northview Orchestra

Northview Middle School
Room 253 Northview
828-327-6300 ext. 253

My Schedule

First Period-NV Orchestra Upper Strings
    Second Period - NV Eighth Grade Orchestra Lower Strings
    Third Period - NV Seventh Grade Orchestra I
    Fourth Period-NV Seventh Grade Orchestra II
Fifth Period-NV Sixth Grade Orchestra I
Sixth Period-NV Sixth Grade Orchestra II

Extra help and enrichment is offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings before school and Monday and Friday after school.  Students staying after school should plan on having their rides here at 2:50 pm.

About me: 
Sally Rocco Ross teaches Orchestra at Northview Middle School.  This is her 29th
 year of teaching but the very first year she has only taught in one school building. She taught Orchestra and IB Music at HHS and Orchestra at College Park and Northview for 27 years.  Mrs. Ross previously taught at East Tennessee State University, Lenoir–Rhyne University and in the Kingsport, TN. Schools.  She is active as a performing cellist and currently performs with the Western Piedmont and Salisbury Symphony Orchestras holding the associate principal cello chair in each.  She has also performed with the Toledo, Knoxville, Winston-Salem and Asheville Symphonies and plays each summer in the Lakeside (Ohio) Festival Orchestra.

Mrs. Ross holds a bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance from the University of Toledo (OH ) and a Master’s Degree in Cello Performance from Northwestern University (IL).  She also holds a Master of Education degree from Milligan College (TN).  She is active as a clinician having conducted the Guilford, Mecklenburg, Forsyth, Henderson and Eastern North Carolina and Tennessee Honors Orchestras.  This year she will conduct the Buncombe County Honors Orchestra. She is Director of Chamber Music at the Virginia Suzuki Institute and has taught at Summer Strings on the Merherrin and UNCG's Summer Music camp.  

Mrs. Ross was named Orchestra Director of the Year by the NCMEA Orchestra Section in 2008.  She has won a number of teaching awards as well as being honored by the Hickory Human Relations Council for her work in music education.  She lives in Hickory with her husband John, conductor of the Western Piedmont Symphony and their multi-talented canine companion, Edith T. Dog.