Ross Karre

  • Associate Professor of Percussion

Areas of Study


• Bachelor of Music (percussion), Oberlin Conservatory
• Master of Arts in Music (percussion), University of California, San Diego
• Doctorate of Musical Arts (percussion), University of California, San Diego
• Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art, University of California, San Diego



Ross Karre is a percussionist, filmmaker, and producer who devoted 11 years to the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), initially as a performer and archive director, and later in the roles of production director and artistic director as well as performing. He has appeared in more than 500 concerts with the collective, including hundreds of world premieres.

An avid chamber musician and interdisciplinary artist, he has performed regularly with red fish blue fish, Third Coast Percussion, and Yarn/Wire. His projection design work has been presented all over the world in prestigious venues such as the BBC Scotland, the Park Avenue Armory, the Kennedy Center, and the National Gallery of Art.