The Venice Symphony in Florida has appointed ROSS MONROE WINTER as associate concertmaster. Winter has performed with orchestras in the U.S., Brazil, and China, and is ​a violinist in the Richmond Symphony (Virginia)​ and the IRIS Orchestra (Tennessee), and principal second violin of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra (Virginia). ​Previously, he was a violinist in the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic. He spent two seasons as the interim associate concertmaster of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, and is the violinist of the Orlando Piano Trio, a member of the Wintergreen Chamber Players, and a founding member of the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble. Winter is a violin professor at the University of Central Florida’s School of Performing Arts and teaches violin and chamber music at the Wintergreen Music Festival & Academy. He has served on the string faculties of the University of Northern Iowa and Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from the SUNY Purchase College-Conservatory of Music, and completed doctoral studies at Catholic University in Washington​, D.C.