|Country||United States of America|
|Occupation||Composer, Performer, Teacher|
|Categories||Electronic, Musical, Other|
Rodney Oakes earned BA and MA degrees in music form San Diego State University, and a DMA from USC. Oakes taught electronic music and humanities at Los Angeles Harbor College where he currently is an Emeritus Professor. He also teaches humanities at the California State University at Dominguez Hills.
His numerous awards include a Rockefeller Grant; an NEA grant; a Fulbright Senior Lectureship to the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland; and ASCAP Standard Awards for every year since 1987. Oakes was the founding editor of Journal SEAMUS.
Oakes has pioneered the use of the trombone combined with electronic devices. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe. In addition, he performs with numerous Los Angles jazz ensembles.
Oakes' works are available on the Cambria, Living Music, iii Records and Innova labels. His Music for the MIDI Trombone and Bone of Contention, have received excellent reviews.