Assistant Professor, Guitar and Jazz GuitarBrad DeRoche

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. 

Contact Information

Phone: (989) 774-7469
Room: MU 215​​​​​​​​