BM Northwestern University
Woodwind Orchestral Repertoire
Julie DeRoche has had a rich and varied career as an orchestral and chamber music performer, administrator, pedagogue and corporate consultant. A student of Robert Marcellus and Clark Brody, she received her degree in clarinet performance from Northwestern University in 1981. She has been a member the clarinet faculty at DePaul University since 1984, and in 1985 added the duties of Coordinator of the Woodwind Department. In 2006 she was appointed Chair of Performance Studies, a position she held until 2019.
While serving on the DePaul faculty, she has maintained an active performing career. For nearly twenty years she performed regularly with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, joining them on tours of Asia, South America, Europe and the U.S.; appearing on several of their recordings; and serving as acting full-time second clarinetist during the 2000-2001 concert season.
Ms. DeRoche has performed frequently with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and various other ensembles in the Chicago area, and has recorded hundreds of radio and TV commercials. With Larry Combs, John Bruce Yeh and later, Wagner Campos, she was a member of the Chicago Clarinet Trio, which produced two CDs containing a number of pieces written and commissioned for the trio.
Throughout her career she has been highly involved with the International Clarinet Association, serving as its Treasurer and President, and hosting the 1994 ICA Conference. She is often heard in ICA recitals, provides masterclasses, has served as an adjudicator for the Young Artist Competition and has recently accepted a position on the ICA’s Advisory Board.
Julie is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is active in that company’s educational outreach programs. She has written articles for a wide variety of magazines and journals, and has just published her edited version of the J. B. Albert, 24 Varied Scales and Exercises (Carl Fisher.)
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Above videos: Julie DeRoche performs Jean Francaix's Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano with Rami Solomonow and Aglika Angelova First Movement and Fourth Movement