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Julie DeRoche, Professor of Clarinet and Chair of the Department of Music Performance, has served on the faculty of the DePaul University School of Music since 1984. A student of Robert Marcellus and Clark Brody, she received her degree in clarinet performance from Northwestern University in 1981. She has remained in Chicago since then, developing a significant career as a clarinetist and educator. Ms. DeRoche is an admired clarinet pedagogue, and is frequently engaged to teach and give master classes at clarinet events and conferences throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Ms. DeRoche has performed regularly with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and can be heard on a number of that ensemble's recordings, including the Strauss Die Frau Ohne Schatten (Barenboim), Bruckner Symphony #0 (Solti), Mahler Symphony #9 (Boulez), and Boulez Notations 7, and Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps (Barenboim). She toured regularly with the CSO in Europe, South America, Asia and the U. S., and has performed with that organization at the Ravinia Festival. In addition, she served full-time as acting second clarinetist for the 2000-2001 CSO season.
Ms. DeRoche has performed with numerous chamber ensembles in the Chicago area, and has recorded hundreds of radio and TV commercials. She has been actively involved with the International Clarinet Association, serving as Conference Director, Treasurer and President of this organization. In 2013, Ms. DeRoche participated in the prestigious Management Development Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is excited to have recently signed on as a new Yamaha Performing Artist.
Learn more on the Clarinet Studio Page
Above videos: Julie DeRoche performs Jean Francaix's Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano with fellow faculty members Rami Solomonow and Aglika Angelova First Movement and Fourth Movement