Assistant Professor, Guitar and Jazz Guitar
Brad DeRoche serves as Assistant Professor of Guitar at Central Michigan University.
He is an active concert artist, appearing as a soloist, chamber
musician, and orchestral soloist in North and South America, and has also
appeared on public radio and television programs.
Several composers have written works for him including a solo composition
by Prix de Rome prizewinner Vincent Frohne.
Dr. DeRoche has also published articles in the scholarly journal Soundboard; written program notes for
guitarists Manuel Barrueco, Lorenzo Micheli, Xuefei Yang, Ricardo Gallen and
others; and has performed, taught or presented seminars at the Eastman Guitar
Festival, the Interlochen Guitar Festival, the Las Vegas Guitar Festival, the
Alexandria Guitar Festival, the Western Illinois University Guitar Festival,
the Cleveland International Guitar Festival, and others.
He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Classical Guitar Performance
from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where his principal
instructor was Nicholas Goluses. In
addition, he earned degrees from Central Michigan University and Eastern
Michigan University. He has participated
in many masterclasses with prominent concert guitarists including David
Russell, Raphaëlla Smits, Paul Galbraith, Fabio Zanon and many others.
As an educator, Dr.
DeRoche teaches guitar, guitar ensemble, music history, and music theory
courses. He also serves on the faculty
of Delta College and Saginaw Valley State University and directs the Classical
Guitar Workshop at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Phone: (989) 774-7469
Room: MU 215