Artist Teacher of Guitar, Instructor of Group Guitar and Music Business
B.M., Berklee School of Music
Ross Hamlin was born in Minneapolis and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1996, after which he founded the non-profit Open Faucet Productions and joined the Mobius Artists Group, an interdisciplinary arts collective formed in 1977. As a composer, he’s written numerous works for film, dance, multi-media and ensembles. As a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, trumpet, ukulele, percussion, piano, voice), he’s been an active performer since 1984 in a variety of cities and contexts, and continues in Santa Fe with Mushi Trio, Trampled Underground, Nacha Mendez, Almatross, Overduo, Shannon Brackett, J.A. Deane’s Out of Context Guitar Choir as well as varying solo, duo and other configurations in a multitude of styles. An educator since 1989, Ross joined the SFUAD faculty in 2011 and has been teaching private guitar, bass and composition lessons; along with the Jazz and Percussion ensembles and Music Business class. His years of work with youth have found him co-founding and still teaching the Candyman Summer Rock Camp program and facilitating the Berklee Pulse program at Warehouse 21.