Hi, I'm ross, and I do a lot of different things.
As a MUSICAL THEATRE WRITER, I’ve created the musical GUN & POWDER with the brilliant playwright-lyricist Angelica Chéri which, after a long and winding 5-year journey, will premiere in January 2020 at DC’s Signature Theatre, directed by Robert O’Hara and co-produced by Holtzman-Lopez Productions. Other highlights along the way have included the NAMT Festival, Lincoln Center’s Broadway’s Future Songbook series, and the prestigious Richard Rodgers Award.
As a VOCAL ARRANGER + PRODUCER, I work across every medium of entertainment to create content that satisfies the ears and the soul. As a founder of RANGE a cappella, I’ve led projects for Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Billboard, Playbill, the E! Network, and a YouTube channel totaling over 30 million views. Our debut studio album RANGE volume one is available on iTunes and Spotify, and I also conceived and arranged our viral hit Hamilton [in 7 minutes].
As a COMPOSER + ORCHESTRATOR, I create music for plays, webseries, podcasts, jingles, cruise liners, ad agencies, corporate brands, and more. I’m currently the music supervisor and arranger of BRADICAL & THE PINK SOCKS, a new musical in development with some of my best friends and collaborators. One of my proudest achievements was producing the epic mash-up that “dropkicked” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s heart.
As a VOICE COACH + TEACHER, my clients have booked roles on Broadway (DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WICKED, MY FAIR LADY, CHICAGO, WAR PAINT), National Tours (HEDWIG, RENT), and regionally as a direct result of our work together. We can prep for auditions, work technique for performance or studio work, record demos -- whatever you need. I’ve also worked as a vocal director for Celebrity Cruises and Holland America Line. And as the best teachers are also the best students, I recently received my voice teacher certification through New York Vocal Coaching.
As a PERFORMER, I’ve sung all over NYC including Lincoln Center, City Center, Joe’s Pub, SubCulture, 54 Below, and Radio City Music Hall with Kelly Clarkson. I’m always available for concerts, sessions or background vocals -- nothing brings me more joy than being in the studio.
My training includes an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU, BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
So get in touch and let’s see if we can collaborate together on something awesome.
vocal arranger + producer
My client, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, was launching an internal podcast to keep the company up-to-date on this new product's performance. They wanted a theme song / jingle inspired by 1990's radio station jingles. Ross completely over-delivered. He provided two options that knocked the client's socks off. Not only did he write the song, he scored it and recorded it for us in record time. He's a total one-stop-shop and a joy to work with.
- Jason Gloye, SVP, Managing
Director FCB Health New York
ross baum Vocal studio
As a vocal coach + teacher, I draw on my expansive background as a performer, composer, vocal producer, and music director to offer the most personalized and tailored experience possible. I want to hear what YOU need, and we can tackle your material from every angle - from technique to musicianship to interpretation and acting. My clients have booked roles on Broadway (Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, My Fair Lady, Chicago, War Paint), National Tours (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rent, The Band's Visit), and regionally as a direct result of our work together. And as the best teachers are also the best students, I recently received my voice teacher certification through New York Vocal Coaching to deepen my own knowledge of the human voice.
I am proud to call myself a one-stop shop for all things vocal.
So take a look below at everything I offer, and let's see how I can help you.
Have an audition, callback, or performance coming up? Let's prepare!
Work on vocal technique and strengthening the muscles of your voice.
Hire me to arrange vocals for any project, whether it's a song, concert, album, or entire musical.
I'll meet you wherever you're recording, lend you my ears and we'll capture the best vocal performance possible.
Record songs in my home studio and I will edit, mix, and master the tracks.
Custom Arrangement or Orchestration:
Let me help you bring your musical ideas to life.
Hire me to sing or assemble a group of singers for your session. Or I can arrange and record my own background vocals for you remotely.
With over 10 years of experience on Logic Pro X, I can teach you the basics to set you up for your own personal recording success.
Ross has helped me achieve dreams within my career that I never thought would be possible. His musicianship, passion, precision and immense support as an artist towards other artists is unparalleled. I will always relish in the opportunity to work with him.
- Hannah Corneau,
Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway
Ross is one of the greatest vocal coaches I have had the pleasure of working with. Whenever I leave a session with him I feel prepared, confident and comfortable with the material so I can go into the audition and focus on telling the story.
- Sara Kapner,
The Band's Visit National Tour
Ross is always my number one pick for coaching musical selections and has helped me book three Broadway shows. Not only is he an incredibly proficient musician, but he’s dedicated to storytelling and a master of vocal stylings — a combination that challenges me to crystallize my intention and work towards it honestly. In addition to his great knowledge and talent, his energy is warm and relaxed, which always makes me feel at ease and comfortable to take risks in my exploration of the material.
- Mary Claire King,
Chicago on Broadway