Ross Karre (visual design) - is a Southern California based visual artist and percussionist interested in engaging a variety of temporal arts practices. With formal studies in music, video, and cinema studies, Ross draws from his expertise in these fields while employing elements from a variety of disciplines: concert music, theatre, lighting/projection design, cinema, and installation. He has extensive formal training as a percussionist with degrees from Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin Conservatory and the University of California San Diego culminating in a terminal degree (DMA) from UCSD in July of 2009. His primary teachers include Steven Schick, Michael Rosen, and Amy Lynn Barber. He has worked with many important figures in American and European contemporary music including Pierre Boulez, Harrison Birtwistle, Helmut Lachenmann, Roger Reynolds. He has worked extensively with performance artists and improvisors Fritz Hauser, Meredith Monk, and Mark Dresser. He has performed and premiered numerous works by Cage, Boulez, Stockhausen, Birtwistle, Xenakis, Ferneyhough, Reynolds, Manoury, and others. He has participated in the Lucerne Festival, June in Buffalo, Bang on a Can Marathon, Monday Evening Concerts (L.A.), Klangspuren (Austria), Essen Philharmonie (Germany), Green Umbrella Series (L.A.), PASIC, the Taipei International Percussion Convention, Tune-in Festival (Park Ave. Armory), Tullyscope (Lincoln Center), and many more. He has performed in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Lucerne Konzert Saal, the National Gallery of Art, Lincoln Center, the Armory, the Seoul Jaya Theatre (Korea), and Disney Hall as well as smaller underground venues around the world. As a pedagogue, Ross teaches private percussion lessons, has given guest lectures at Oberlin, UCSD, University of MN, Chapman University , UCDC, UMD, the Library of Congress, University of Louisiana Monroe, Northern Illinois, and CalState Long Beach. He assistant taught with contemporary cellist Charles Curtis at UCSD and designed and taught a course about film music (Music and the Moving Image) for UCSD's undergraduate summer course offerings.