Australian composer John Ross is a graduate of Durham University, and a Fellow of Trinity College, London. In 1996 he retired as Senior Lecturer, Charles Sturt University and Director, Murray Conservatorium. In 2014 he retired after 30-odd years as an examiner (Piano and Written subjects) for the Australian Music Examinations Board. In 2016 he retired after many years as Director of Music at St. Matthew's Church, Albury, New South Wales. In 2015 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to music as an educator, musician, choral director and composer.