|BA, Grambling State University |
MM, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Marcus Rhodes bass-baritone, is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. He has served as music teacher in the Monroe Public Schools, Monroe, LA, and the Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, TX. He is the former conductor of the University Choir, and coordinator of vocal studies at Grambling State University, Grambling, LA. Under his leadership the choir travel extensively including an international tour to Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain, and received many accolades from national and regional choral authorities. In addition to his serving as music teacher, he has performed with the Houston Ebony Opera, Dallas Opera, Shreveport Opera Companies as principle soloist. He has been appointed choral and vocal clinician at many music festivals and competitions.
Mr. Rhodes is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Association of Negro Musicians, the Music Educator’s National Conference, and other professional music associations. He earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree in music from Grambling State University and the Master of Music Performance Degree at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has conducted university ensembles at Louisiana Tech University, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Mr. Rhodes was included in the Marquis Who’s Who Amongst University Educators in 2007. Professor Rhodes is currently serving his third year as regional conductor for the 105 Voices of History, National HBCU Choir in Washington, DC.