Assistant Professor, Guitar and Jazz Guitar
Brad DeRoche serves as assistant professor of guitar and jazz guitar at Central Michigan University.“Stirring and Evocative” (Michigan Classical Guitar Society), and “Stylistic and Poetic” (Nicholas Goluses) have been used to describe the performances of Brad DeRoche. An in-demand performer, teacher, and lecturer; he has proven himself to be popular in concert halls, guitar festivals, and classrooms alike. His style and energy are reflected in his musical interpretations and his charismatic stage presence; while his scholarly achievements have made him a recognized figure in lecture halls, master classes, and the academic world in general. His dedication to the “re-discovery” of lesser-known composer’s works and of new compositions has guided his vision for unique concert and recording programs. He is an active concert artist, appearing as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist in the U.S. and Canada, and has also appeared on public radio and television programs.
Dr. DeRoche holds degrees from Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he was given a merit scholarship to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Classical Guitar Performance and Literature. His principle teachers were Nicholas Goluses and Nelson Amos. He also participated in master classes with prominent concert guitarists including David Russell, Raphaella Smits, Paul Galbraith, Fabio Zanon, and many others.
Recently, Dr. DeRoche has published articles in the scholarly journal Soundboard; performed, taught, and presented seminars at the Eastman Guitar Festival, Interlochen Guitar Festival, and the Alexandria Guitar Festival; recorded the works of a number of lesser-known Spanish guitarists in addition to having performances and lectures scheduled throughout the United States.
Phone: (989) 774-7469