Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Matthew LaRocca

Matt LaRocca is a composer, conductor and educator based in Burlington VT. He is on the composition and theory faculty at the University of Vermont and is the Artistic Director of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra. Matt is also the Executive Director of Music-COMP, an organization that teaches composition to students throughout the country and facilitates live performances of their music by professional musicians. Committed to new music and innovation, Matt is the Chair of Creative Projects and Artistic Curator for the Vermont Symphony.

As a composer, Matt’s work has been commissioned by groups such as the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, the New Jersey Youth Symphony and the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra. From 2007-2008 he was the Faculty Composer in Residence for the Montana State University Symphony. Artistic residencies include an expedition to the high arctic through The Arctic Circle organization and composition/improvisation residencies at schools throughout New England and California. He frequently performs as both a violist and a guitarist in classical, rock and improvisation ensembles. Matt holds degrees in chemistry and music from Middlebury College, and a doctorate in music composition from Boston University. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Matthew
Job Title/Position: 
Composer
Mailing Address: 
86 Alder Lane
Burlington, VT 05401
Physical Address: 
86 Alder Lane
Burlington, VT 05401
Last Name: 
LaRocca
Phone: 
973-903-5398

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Composition
Additional Disciplines: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Choral
Music - Electronica
Music - Orchestral
Music - Pop / Rock
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National