Introduction

I'm a composer of music for concert halls and other media. Check out my profile, featuring one of my most recent compositions, and visit my website to hear more music, learn about the kinds of projects I tackle, and follow my blog, where I write about music composition, film and video game soundtracks, and arts marketing.

Biography

Henry Ross Wixon’s compositions have been heard at universities, music festivals, and concert series in the United States, Brazil, Germany, and Italy. Recent performances include "A Sudden Squall" (solo bassoon), featured on GRIT Collaborative’s July 2017 program Wind: Travelling Great Distances, and In Leviathan's Wake, premiered by the UMD Symphony Orchestra in May 2017. His latest commission, Rapid Transit (brass octet), was written for and recorded by the Illinois-based Transit Brass in June 2017.

Ross has taught music courses at the University of Maryland, the Community College of Baltimore County, and Coppin State University; he currently teaches private composition lessons at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Alongside his creative pursuits, Ross is the Marketing and Programs Coordinator for Washington Revels, a DC-based arts not-for-profit dedicated to the celebration of cultural traditions. Ross holds a D.M.A. in composition from the University of Maryland, where he studied with Robert Gibson and David Froom; previously, he earned an M.M. in trumpet performance at Western Michigan University and a B.A. in music at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.