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 Utah Tech 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 Utah Tech University in Woodwinds and Music Education.
Specializing in woodwind doubling, Rhonda plays saxophone, oboe, English horn, clarinet, and flute. She studied with Dr. Larry Smith (Saxophone & Jazz, Utah State University), Dr. Max Dalby (Conducting & Music Education, Utah State University), Dr. Patricia Hoy (Conducting, Northern Arizona University), and Dr. Rebecca Scarnati (Oboe, Northern Arizona University). She played woodwinds for various musical theater productions at Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Ivins, Utah from 1996 to 2020, 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 served as President from 2017 to 2019. She is faculty advisor to the Utah Tech University Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).