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William E. Rhoads

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William E. Rhoads (5 August 1918, Harvey, Ill. – 13 March 1990, Albuquerque, N.M.) was an American composer, music teacher and clarinetist.

Rhoads graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. From 1953 he was conductor of the concert bands and from 1973 to 1977 Head of the Music Department of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He was also professor of clarinet at this university. He also served director of instrumental music and bands for the Alamogordo, New Mexico, public schools.

He published over 100 works for band, orchestra, wind ensemble, and study books for the alto and bass clarinet. He served as an adjudicator, clinician, and conductor throughout the United States and Canada, and was recipient of many ASCAP awards.


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