Born 1966 in Coney Island, N.Y., William Rhoads received his B.M. in Music Composition and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where his composition teachers included Stephen Dembski, Joseph Koykkar, Les Thimmig, and Joel Naumann. In addition, he has studied with composers John Corigliano, George Rochberg, John Harbison, Olly Wilson, and George Crumb. He has been active as board member of the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, Co-director of the Madison Chapter of the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, Founder/Director of the "Ear & Now" concert series, and Co-founder/director of the "99¢ Concert Series" in Madison. His works have been performed in various cities throughout the U.S., including Madison, Milwaukee, Cedar Rapids, Seattle, Miami, and Fayetteville, AR, by such groups as Present Music of Milwaukee, University of Arkansas Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Florida International University faculty, and the New World Symphony chamber music society. He is active as an engineer/producer, copyist/arranger, and composer in New York City. Recent projects include a composition for flutist, Stephanie Jutt at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a commission for Resistance Theater in New York. His works are published by Sikesdi Press.
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