Award-winning children’s songwriter, Ross Orenstein started his children’s songwriting career licensed by National Crime Prevention Council to write music for McGruff the Crime Dog. He followed that up by creating his own character, the Safety Ape. The Safety Ape was licensed by Liberty Mutual Insurance for a Radio Disney Tour to teach children important safety messages using music as the messenger. Ross produced a puppet production on reading and literacy for Coca-Cola and Reading is Fundamental (RIF) for their Story Traveler Tour featuring his original music. He produced a children’s show featuring Eco the Butterfly and The Eco Team puppets as a partner in Music as Message. The pilot episode aired on WSRE/PBS on Earth Day 2018. He co-wrote the song “Bon Appetit” with Donna Britton Bukevicz featured in the movie “Turnover”, now showing on Amazon Prime Video.  
Ross has written over 550 songs for the non-profit songs of Love and released his “RossO Happy Songs for Kids” album on YouTube and all streaming media. His current project, “Waiting to be a Waitress,” a musical comedy that he wrote the music and lyrics for premiered in Pensacola to sold out crowds, August 2023. Ross serves on the Board of Directors of the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival and coordinates
the school visits.