Derek Day

Derek Day is an extraordinarily busy guitar professor who brings great jazz pedagogy to a wide range of institutions in the Eastern part of North Carolina. Holding both associate and adjunct positions at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, and SEBTS/The College of the Southeast in Wake Forest, Derek educates dedicated students studying jazz and classical guitar performance, and more general improvisation and jazz appreciation course work. He also makes time to perform professionally in his Carolina Jazz Trio. He has an extensive educational background including undergraduate and graduate degrees from Berklee (diploma ’82), University of Miami ’83, Texas Tech BM ’95, SUNY at Buffalo MM ’99, and Doctoral studies at Shenandoah University ’2006.

Derek plays a Benedetto Bravo Model

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