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Plano West Senior High School Chamber Orchestra

  • The Plano West Orchestra is proud to be recognized as one of the most accomplished orchestra programs in America. Plano West is a grade 11 and 12 campus in Plano, TX, a Dallas suburb. The orchestra program currently serves over 250 students in six orchestras. Since its inception, Plano West has been recognized as the Texas String Honor Orchestra six times, and for 2018, the program was the Texas Full Honor Orchestra. Nationally, it has twice been recognized as an invited orchestra at The Midwest Clinic and been named a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Orchestra Honors and The American Prize for Orchestral Performance. The program as a whole routinely earns sweepstakes awards at the annual UIL competition.
  • 12/20/2018 03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
  • Plano West Senior High School Chamber Orchestra
  • Ryan Ross and Amy Gross
  • Ryan Ross is the Director of Orchestras at Plano West Senior High School, as well as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra, a professional symphony orchestra in Texas. He has been privileged to lead three TMEA Honor Orchestras, including the 2018 full orchestra and 2016 string orchestra at Plano West and the 2014 full orchestra at Jasper High School (the only non-varsity orchestra ever to earn that distinction). While the director at Plano West and Jasper his orchestras were the recipient of several additional awards, including being named National Winners of the Mark of Excellence National Orchestra Honors in 2014-2018 and winning the 2013, 2015, and 2016 American Prize for Orchestral Performance. Prior to working in Plano, Mr. Ross taught at Lewisville HS (Lewisville ISD) and Williams MS (Rockwall ISD). In addition, he served for five years as Music Director of the East Texas Youth Orchestra in Tyler and four seasons as Artistic Director and Conductor for the Dallas Festival of Modern Music and its resident professional chamber ensemble, Ars Nova Dallas. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, Mr. Ross earned his bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Texas Tech University. His principal conducting teachers are Gary Lewis and Donald Schleicher, supplemented by additional study with Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier, Larry Rachleff, and Larry Livingston. Mr. Ross frequently guest conducts and clinics across the country. Prior engagements include all-region and all-city orchestras around Texas as well as clinics and concerts in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Florida, Nevada, Alaska, Wisconsin, and Oregon. He holds membership in TMEA, TODA, and TMAA, and he has presented clinics on multiple occasions at the annual conventions of TODA and TMEA.