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Miles Rhoades

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Season 5 Intern

My name is Miles Rhoades and I am a senior at NAU studying photography and arts and cultural management. Born in Boulder, Colorado, I have since bounced around my home state, as well as California and Arizona. After being gifted my father’s old camera in high school, I discovered an ever-intensifying passion for photography. This ultimately led me to the home of my cousin (twice removed) whose father was a fine art photographer in the Pacific Northwest named Max Allara. I spent a summer in Portland, Oregon with my cousin helping to catalog and donate Max’s work to the Portland art museum. All the while being surrounded by immaculate examples of work by and of some of America’s most fascinating and influential photographers of the 20th century. All of this has instilled in me an appreciation not just for art or photography, but for the artists of any medium which give themselves to their work fully and without anxiety, pursuing not only technical mastery, but a continuous expansion of their creativity. Now I’m excited to say I have been given the opportunity to work with and meet more of these artists through The Interference Series and their programming this season, I look forward to seeing you there!

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The Southwest Collaborative Music Convergence brings together musicians from around the region for three days of concerts and presentations in the theater, gallery and around the Coconino Center for the Arts. Co-organized by the Interference Series and Thollem McDonas, The Convergence is an extension of the opening collaborative music event during the Peaceful Sky Benefit concerts held Feb, 2023 in Tucson. This will be an immersive experience for both artists and audiences, bringing together those who participated in Tucson joined by a selected handful of local musicians to create a unique work based on the significance of the greater Southwest – ecological, political, cultural, in the past, present and future. The Convergence will be a unique encounter between artists who have spent their lives honing their craft through collaboration with others, and will kick off the Interference Series' 10th anniversary season!

August 30th - September 1st, 2024 in Flagstaff, AZ

Coconino Center for the Arts

FREE Pre-Festival Launch Event

Screening of "Artists Engaged"  - Episode 1 Premiere

Thursday, August 29th, 7PM, NAU TBD


$40 ›› 3-Day Pass
(No one turned away for lack of funds) 

NOTE: Only 3-Day Passes Sold in advance. Individual tickets will be available the night of each show. Passes are transferable if you cannot attend all three shows


  Festival Schedule

Friday, August 30th
Large Ensemble Concert

7:30 - 9:00PM

(Doors at 7:00PM)


Saturday, August 31st
Sonic events (Gallery and Outdoors)

11:00AM - 5:00PM


Artists Talks (Theater)

11:30PM - 4:30PM


Large Ensemble Concert (Theater)
7:30PM - 9:00PM

(Doors at 7:00PM)


Sunday, September 1st

Sonic events (Gallery and outdoors)

11:00AM - 5:00PM


Artist Talks (Theater)

11:30AM - 4:30PM


Large Ensemble Concert (Theater)

7:30PM - 9:00PM
(Doors at 7:00PM)


Carlos Santistevan

Chelsea Trejo

Chris Jonas

Dan Howarth

Edie Tsong

Eric Matchett

Gabby Isaac

Igloo Martian

Lauren Sarah Hayes

Michael Begay

Owen Davis

Rob Wallace

Sage Bond


Vicki Brown

More TBD

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