The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County’s music director, Joshua Ross, was granted the opportunity to perform Ravel’s Jeux D’eau at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in the America Protégé Gala.
In 2014, Ross was invited to perform in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, competing in the International Romantic Music Competition and won Honorable Mention for his compelling classical performance of Debussy. As a result, he was invited to audition for the inaugural American Protégé Gala this summer. Selected alongside a group of 30 talented pianists, Ross accepted the high honor to perform in the illustrious musical venue of Carnegie Hall’s Stern Hall in June.
“It was truly a surreal experience, the moment was really big, but I was trying to focus — the gorgeous stage, acoustics — it was all how I dreamed it would be, and I reflected on how many remarkable legends have crossed that same stage in performance. What an honor,” Ross said.
Ross teaches music and voice at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. He also performs at the North Naples United Methodist Church every Sunday. In March 2017, he will be performing the Grige Piano Concerto with the Naples Concert Band in Cambier Park’s Amphitheatre.