Brad DeRoche, an active concert guitarist, will perform in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall at Saginaw Valley State University Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.
DeRoche has mastered a wide variety of musical styles ranging from classical pieces to art from current composers. For Thursday's performance, DeRoche will showcase classical and modern works, ranging from the 17th century to the late 20th century from musicians such as Francisco Tárrega and Matthias Dammann.
DeRoche became a music educator after receiving his Doctor of Musical Arts degree focusing on classical guitar performance from the Eastman School of Music. He also completed degrees at Central Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University. DeRoche currently serves as an associate professor of music at Delta College, and teaches music courses at SVSU and CMU.
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."
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 svsu.edu/musicdepartment.