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Matt LaRocca (he/him)
January 11 Afternoon Instructor and Showcase Artist
Matt LaRocca is a composer, performer and educator living in Burlington, VT. He is the Creative Chair and Special Projects Conductor of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, teaches theory and composition at the University of Vermont and is the music director of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also the director of Music-COMP, an organization that teaches composition to hundreds of students throughout Vermont and the United States. Matt's music has been commissioned by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Youth Symphony and more. He also works as an arranger for rock bands and has created orchestral arrangements for artists such as Guster (his work can be heard on their OMAGAH! album), Kat Wright, Francesca Blanchard, William Lee Ellis and more. In addition to composing, Matt is an active performer on both the guitar and viola. He is a member of Freeway Clyde, an 8-piece electric improvisation experience.
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