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Rhodes, Keely J.

Assistant Professor of Music

Division of Fine Arts
Contact Information

Building: Fine Arts, Room: M113
Campus Box: F-50
Telephone #: 304-384-5301
E-mail Address:
Office Hours: As posted on office door


  • D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.M., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.M., Oberlin College and Conservatory


KEELY J. RHODES (mezzo-soprano), a native of Washington, DC, holds a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Texas in Austin. In addition to the honor of serving as a Fulbright scholar to Italy during 2006 - 2007, she was the recipient of the Austin Critic’s Table Award for Best Classical Singer - Female, in 2005 and 2006. During her Fulbright experience Dr. Rhodes worked with the choirs at the University of Modena-RegEmilia, and cadets of the Accademia Militare of Modena, Italy.

A full time member of the five-time Grammy-nominated, and Edison Award winning, Conspirare, a Company of Voices, Keely sings on several of their recordings. Additionally, she performs as a soloist and collaborative artist for: The Cathedral Choral Society, The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, The Santa Fe Opera, Tucson Chamber Artists, Virginia Oratorio Society, Vox Humana, and The Washington Bach Consort. Keely performs as a concert recitalist, and has performed multiple operatic roles in the United States, Europe, Central America and South America.

Courses Taught or Currently Teaching

  • Mus 101A – Introduction to Music
  • Mus 266 – Voice Methods
  • Mus 300 – Conducting
  • Mus 302 – History and Analysis of Music I
  • Mus 304 – Music Education II
  • Mus 306 – History and Analysis of Music II
  • Mus 323 – Applied Voice
  • Mus 425 – Special Topics in Music, Diction for Singers
  • Mus 451 – Collegiate Singers
  • Mus 461 – The ConChords