Dan Ross has been Professor of Oboe on the ASU Faculty since 1968. He has been Principal Oboe with the Tupelo Symphony since 1971, the North Arkansas Symphony since 2007, and Principal oboe with the Arkansas Symphony from 1971-1994. He is a frequent soloist with the Forum Sinfonia of Krakow, Poland in their tours of the United States and Europe. He has been appointed Visiting Professor of Oboe at the Academy of Music in Krakow.
He is known throughout the world as the developer of the Ross Gouging Machine for use in producing reeds for oboe and bassoon.