Dr. Terry Rhodes- Vocal Music Faculty

Terry Rhodes received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, and her Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Especially known for her work in contemporary music, she has served on the music faculty since 1987 as UNC Opera Director and a member of the voice faculty, and as departmental chair from 2009–2012. As Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences at University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill since 2012, she oversees all departments and programs in the divisions of fine arts and humanities, and assists in the recruitment, development, and retention of faculty in those divisions.

Originally from Raleigh, NC, Dr. Rhodes has performed in more than twenty countries throughout Europe, Central and South America, and across the U.S. At ease both in recital and on the opera/musical theater stage, the soprano has earned a fine reputation as a performer of new works, having presented numerous premieres at home and abroad.

Dr. Rhodes is the recipient of a Fulbright award as Artist-in-Residence/Lecturer at the Conservatory of Music in Skopje, Macedonia, created the one-woman musical/dramatic show Women’s Voices of the Old American West, which she has presented nationally, has received grants from the Lilly Foundation and the John T. Lupton Fund for undergraduate teaching and has served as faculty liaison/enrichment lecturer for a number of UNC Alumni Association-sponsored tours to Europe. Rhodes has evaluated opera training programs throughout the U.S. for the National Endowment for the Arts, taught voice to members of the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center, was a faculty member at the Corso Internazionale di Musica da Camera in Tuscania, Italy, and has served as President, Vice-President, and Secretary of NC NATS, and is a member of the National Opera Association. She has been teaching with Spoleto Study Abroad since 2003.

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