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February 13, 2018

Concert guitarist, local professor to perform recital

Brad DeRoche, an active concert guitarist, appearing as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist across North and South America will strum his way onto the stage of the Rhea Miller Recital Hall at Saginaw Valley State University Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.  

After receiving his Doctor of Musical Arts degree focusing on classical guitar performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, DeRoche became a music educator. He currently serves as an associate professor of music at Delta College, and teaches music courses at SVSU and  Central Michigan University.  

Outside of academia, DeRoche started a successful online retail business, Strings By Mail, that specializes in selling guitar strings. In 2015, he wrote a music appreciation textbook, “An Introduction to Art Music.”

For the recital, DeRoche will showcase classical and more modern works, ranging from the mid-19th century to the late 20th century.

The recital is open to the public and is free of charge. For more information and a detailed list of music department events and performances, please visit