Ross resides in Westminster, MD and currently serves as Director of Choral Activities at Marriotts Ridge High School. He is a sought-after mentor, conductor, clinician, and arranger-orchestrator (both instrumental and choral.) Outside of his teaching duties, Mr. Rawlings is a renowned musical director/ conductor, orchestrator, and pianist. He began his “professional life” at age eleven. Since then, he has acquired an impressive list of over four hundred music and theatrical credits across the region as well as nationally. For over thirty years he has served as Resident Musical Director at Toby’s. As a musical director he has received seven Helen Hayes nominations, as well as the Maryland Theatrical award for Outstanding Musical Direction. He was also awarded the Kevin Kline award for Outstanding Musical Direction for Hairspray at the MUNY in St. Louis, Missouri. Other local venues include Rep Stage and The Olney Theatre. For over eighteen years he traveled extensively across the globe supervising and musically directing over twenty-two of Broadway’s most spectacular hits. He holds advanced degrees in Music Education, Piano Performance, and Teacher Education. Mr. Rawlings was most recently inducted into the Who’s Who in America 2023.