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Education:

• PhD – Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia – Interdisciplinary PhD in Visual Arts, Musical Arts, and Computer Science. Research and Creative Practice topic: Holophony, Pseudo Holography, and High-Performance Computing Toward Visual Music Composition – Practice-Based Research – Summa Cum Laude – Summer 2018 – Fall of 2020
• BFA – Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts – Blacksburg, Virginia, BFA in Creative Technologies – Honors College – Summa Cum Laude – Honors Scholar – Certificate for Excellence in Undergraduate Research – Fall 2015 – Spring 2018
• Indiana/Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana 2004 – 2015
~40 hours toward a Computer Science

Grants, Scholarships, Awards:

• Dean & Rosina Carter Honors Scholarship – $1500
• 2 Grants – $500 each for travel to 2016 NYCEMF
• ICAT SEAD Grant – $500 Fall 2016 (PI) for Imagined Realities Concert held in the Cube at VT
• Excellence in Undergraduate Research – Spring 2017
• Honors College Enrichment Grant – $1000 for travel to 2017 NYCEMF
• ACC Innovation and Creativity Grant – $2000 Summer of 2017 for building a Super Computing Cluster for Rendering
• ICAT SEAD Grant – $500 Spring 2018 (PI) for Second Body Awareness
Installation in the Cube at VT

Employment:

• Ball State University HCI Researcher in the IDIA Lab – Present
• Budd Group/Novozymes Facilities Maintenance Manager 2015 – 2018
• Sweetwater Sound Network Administrator 2001 – 2014
• Adaptive Technologies Network Administrator/Electrical Engineering Technician 1998 – 2001
• Votaw Electric Master Electrician 1986 – 1998

Teaching Experience:

• Guest Lecturer: Dr. Charles Nichols’ Csound class at Virginia Tech – MUS 3066 Computer Music and Multimedia – April 18th and 29th, 2021
• Guest Lecturer: Professor Zachary Duer’s Visual Music class at Virginia Tech – ART 4514 – November 12, 2020
• Guest Lecturer: Dr. Charles Nichols’ Csound class at Virginia Tech – MUS 3066 Computer Music and Multimedia – March 21st and 28th, 2019
• Teaching two classes in Professor Steve Harrison’s HCI (CS-5724) class at Virginia Tech – Topics: Semiotics and Embodied Cognition – Fall 2018

Major Lectures:

• IRCAM Forum at NYU, 10.01.22 – 30 minute lecture: Kinetic Relationships in Visual Music Composition: Interactive Changes Over
Time – NYU Steinhardt Education Building, 35 W 4th St, New York, NY
• Virginia Tech PhD Defense 10.29.20 – 45-minute lecture: Antitheses: Intricately Interlaced Methodologies Toward the
Composition of Holochoric Visual Music
• SEAMUS 2020 – University of Virginia in Charlottesville (conducted remotely)
Exploring the Nexus of Holography and Holophony in Visual Music Composition
• NSEME 2020 – Student Led Conference – University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana – Exploring the Nexus of Holography and
Holophony in Visual Music Composition
• International Csound Conference, Berklee College of Music in Boston – 2014
• Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium – 2014
• Harvest Moon Festival, Concordia University Montreal – 2009
• SEAMUS National Conference, San Diego State University – 2004
• MapleCreek Middle School (6 talks) – 2003

Publications:

• Leonardo Music Journal – Volume 30 December 2020 Issue – Exploring the Nexus of Holography and Holophony in Visual Music
Composition
• CEC eContact! 16.3 2014 – Hadronized Spectra: The LHC Sonifications (Interactive version on Rhoades web site)
• Journal SEAMUS 2005 Vol. 18 no.1 – Azimuth: Algorithmic Score Synthesis Techniques (Interactive version on Rhoades web site)

Music Compositions:

• 24 – CD Projects / 250+ Electroacoustic Music Compositions

Oil Paintings:

• 400+ oil paintings

Visual Music Compositions:

• Embodied Cognition – Four Interrelated Holochoric Visual Music Compositions
• Antitheses – Seven Interrelated Holochoric Visual Music Compositions
• Second Body Awareness (Holographic/Holophonic)
• Ice Cube Windows (projection mapping on Moss Art Center at VT)
• Crystal Verse
• Pixelated Planes
• Cylindrical Dimensions
• Apparitions
• Reflections and Refractions
• Event Horizon
• Voice in the Forest
• Cygnus Loop

Recent Presentations:

• NYCEMF 2022 – New York City – Inside the Crimson Castle (An Escher Multiverse) – Also acted as adjudicator for visual music
compositions
• SAT Festival 2022 – Montreal Quebec – Full Dome version of Inside the Crimson Castle (An Escher Multiverse)
• NYCEMF 2021 – (Virtual) New York City – Bending Glass Walls Visual Music Composition – Also acted as adjudicator for visual
music compositions presented for consideration for performance at the conference.
• SEAMUS 2021 – (Virtual) University of Virginia – Inside the Crimson Castle: An Escher Multiverse Visual Music Composition (2D
Version)
• Muncie, Indiana Arts Walk – 1st Thursday event, October the 7th, 2021. Rhoades’ audio composition “a Priori” was installed at
Mad Jax from 5 – 8 pm. The setting was an old boiler room located inside a re-purposed industrial complex. Diffusing the piece
over a 3D/360º 8.1 Genelec sound system in this unique space provided an immersive audio experience.
• October 3rd, 2021, “Inside the Crimson Castle (An Escher Multiverse)” was presented at Montana State
University in the Reynolds Recital Hall. The name of the concert was “Sound, Shape, and Motion.
• NSEME 2020 – University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana – Pedal and Branch Visual Music Composition (2D version)
• NYCEMF/ICMC 2019 – Held in Manhattan, New York City
• Apparitions – 2018 EaSt Concert Series at Concordia University, Montreal.
• Reflections and Refractions – EMM 2018 at Lewis University, near Chicago.
• Crystal Verse – NYCEMF 2018 held in Manhattan, New York City
• A Hot Jupiter – Cube Fest 2018 “Sounds in Focus” – Perform Studio at Virginia Tech.
• Second Body Awareness, a holographic/holophonic visual music installation, was presented in the Cube, in the Moss Art Center at Virginia Tech, as a part of ICAT Day – 2018.
• April 30th, 2018 – Michael’s “Ice Cube Windows”, a projection mapping composition, was presented as a part of a group exhibit during ICAT day – 2018
• Apparitions” – Germany at the Festival NEUE MUSIK LÜNEBURG. Elektroakustische Musik aus New York City – 2017
• International Csound Conference 2017 in Uruguay – Second Body Awareness

Hobbies and Other Interests:

• Playing Racquetball
• Watching Movies
• Driving High Performance Sports Cars
• Chess, Sudoku, Checkers, Scrabble, Euchre

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