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Musician 1st Class Jeffrey R. DeRoche,

Percussion


MU1 Jeffrey R. Deroche

Musician 1st Class Jeffrey DeRoche, of Skokie, Illinois, joined the band in 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music from DePaul University, as well as further advanced studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His primary teachers include Marc Damoulakis, Richard Weiner and Paul Yancich of the Cleveland Orchestra, and Eric Millstein of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.


DeRoche has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Toledo Symphony and the West Virginia Symphony. In addition, he was a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra from 2010 - 2014. He served as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 2013 and 2014, and attended the Colorado College Music Festival and the Tuscia Opera Festival in Viterbo, Italy.


When he is not playing with the band, he enjoys being outdoors, hiking and playing with his dog Nala.