Kelly Gross

Instructor, Piano


Kelly Gross has been a member of the piano faculty at the University of Virginia since 2006. She is a graduate of the Critical and Comparative Studies in Music (UVA) program (M.A.), and is a published scholar in the fields of ethnomusicology and music and film.  Her teachers have included David Griswold (University of Redlands, CA), James Barnes (Hampton University, VA) and Mimi Tung (UVA).  She has been a featured soloist with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Her performance interests include cello, chamber music, 20th century repertoire and Ghanaian drumming and dance.  She is a founding member of the University’s Jewish Concert Series.  

Her current research interests include a focus on gender, embodiment and vocality in music.  Her publications include: Michelle Kisliuk and Kelly Gross, "What's the 'It' That We Learn to Perform?: Teaching BaAka Music and Dance," in Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles, ed. Ted Solis (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004) and Kelly Gross, "Female Subjectivity, Disability and Musical Authorship in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Blue," in Sounding Off: Theorizing Disability in Music, eds. Neil Lerner and Joseph Straus (New York: Routledge Press, 2006).

She currently enjoys a thriving private studio and serves as an active member of CMTA.



UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176