D.M.A. Boston University
M.M. Northern Arizona University
B.A. Utah State University
After receiving a BA degree in Music Education from Utah State University, Rhonda Rhodes taught instrumental music in the Washington County School District in Southern Utah for 25 years. Concurrently, she taught Woodwind courses and ensembles at Dixie State University as an adjunct and part-time instructor. She taught for the 2013-14 academic year at Utah State University-Eastern in Price, Utah, directing the band and choir programs. Beginning in August 2014, she became full-time faculty at Dixie State University in Woodwinds and Music Education.
Specializing in woodwind doubling, Rhonda plays saxophone, oboe, English horn, clarinet and flute. She has studied with Larry Smith (Saxophone & Jazz, Utah State University), Max Dalby (Conducting & Music Education, Utah State University), Patricia Hoy (Conducting, Northern Arizona University), and Rebecca Scarnati (Oboe, Northern Arizona University). She has played woodwinds for the music theater productions at Tuacahn Amphitheater in Ivins, Utah since 2000, and has played oboe in the Southwest Symphony Orchestra in St. George, Utah since 1989. She performs on saxophone for the USU Summer Alumni Concert Band in Logan, Utah and in the Rebel Jazz Band in St. George, Utah. Rhonda is an active music adjudicator and honor band clinician in Utah. Highly involved in the Utah Music Educators Association (UMEA), she is currently serving as president through July 2019. She is faculty advisor to the Dixie State University Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).