Raymond Des Roches
Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
Raymond DesRoches, a pioneering classical percussionist, founded the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble in 1968 and co-directed the group with Peter Jarvis and Gary Van Dyke until 2004. The ensemble has appeared in the United States and Europe as guests of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Group for Contemporary Music, the Composers Guild of New Jersey, the San Francisco Symphony, the Gaudeamus Foundation, Radio Denmark, and countless others.
The group can be heard on Nonesuch, Composer’s Recording Inc., Music and Arts, Koch International, Desoto, New World, NAXOS, the Composers Guild of New Jersey, and Capstone recording labels.