Catherine Roche-Wallace is Associate Professor of Horn and Theory, as well as the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the School of Music at UL Lafayette. She holds the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music from Youngstown State University where she studied with William B. Slocum, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Memphis, where she studied with Richard Dolph.
Dr. Roche-Wallace is currently second horn in the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, and performs with the Louisiana Brass Quintet. Her commissions and premieres include the Worldwide Concurrent Premiere of Yehudi Wyner's HORNTRIO and her upcoming premiere of G. Bradley Bodine's Rhapsody for Horn and Percussion, commissioned by Dr. Roche-Wallace with grant assistance from the International Horn Society's Meir Rimon Commission Fund. She has performed with orchestras in Louisiana, Tennessee, Ohio, and Michigan, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra, and has presented recitals in eight U.S. states, Canada, and Finland. Dr. Roche-Wallace is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician for Conn/Selmer Musical Instruments, Inc. and has presented programs at Northeast, Southeast, and International Horn Symposia.
During the summer, Dr. Roche-Wallace serves as Artist Faculty at the Blue Lake Summer Music Camp in Blue Lake, MI.