Ross 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 and an MFA in video/film from in 2011. His primary teachers include Steven Schick, Michael Rosen, Jean-Pierre Gorin, and Amy Lynn Barber.
His projection design has been presented in such prestigious venues as the BBC Scotland (Glasgow Concert Halls), The Park Avenue Armory, Miller Theatre (NYC), and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), and the Kennedy Center. As a percussionist, he has worked closely with European masters such as Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, Chaya Czernowin, Olga Neuwirth, and Harrison Birtwistle. Karre has been a percussionist and staff member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2011 and also performs regularly with Third Coast Percussion (Chicago), red fish blue fish, and the National Gallery of Art new music ensemble.
Using his background as a percussionist, production manager, and projection designer, Ross is active as a production coordinator and designer of several intermedia operas and staged works by Ashley Fure, Pauline Oliveros, Suzanne Farrin, and many more. He has collaborated as a producer/designer on the world’s largest scale productions at the Park Avenue Armory, Holland Festival, Ojai Festival, and Lincoln Center.
As a teacher, Ross is a regular guest lecturer and clinician on topics ranging from contemporary percussion and media to arts administration and professional development. He has been invited to return to his alma maters of Oberlin Conservatory, UCSD, and Interlochen Arts Academy as well as the Eastman School, Bard College, the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshops, and dozens more. Ross has organized several unique university residencies for the International Contemporary Ensemble at RPI, Kent State, MacAlester, the University of Michigan and other institutions in South America and Europe.
As a traveling artist, Ross has presented work at nearly every major festival in Europe and the United States including those in Lucerne, Darmstadt, Holland Festival, Ojai Festival, Mostly Mozart, Aspekte Festival (Austria), Eight Bridges (Cologne), Rotterdam, Reykjavik, Copenhagen, Banff (Canada), Mona Foma (Tasmania), Far North (Greenland), and the Park Avenue Armory.
In 2011, Ross commenced two major archiving projects which seek to document and distribute recorded performances of hundreds of artist-clients all of the world. The rKAD media collective and metafields.org have become vital parts of the contemporary music scene by preserving and proliferating the important works of emerging and established artists.