Painting: Shard

Cole Reyes (b. 1998) is a Brooklyn-based composer, educator, conductor, and performer originally from the Chicagoland area. His music explores the intersection between personal experience and the greater world beyond through explorations of timbre and pulse. He has collaborated with artists such as the JACK Quartet, Del Sol Quartet, Transient Canvas, the Rhythm Method Quartet, Juventas New Music Ensemble, the Bergamot Quartet, BlackBox Ensemble, Inversion Da Capo, Dashon Burton, Hypercube, KC VITAs, and Unheard-of//Ensemble. He has received commissions from the National Orchestral Institute, the _______ Experiment, Sascha Grossing, and the Six Degrees Singers among others. His music has been awarded by groups such as Zodiac Trio, IL-ACDA, the National Flute Association, Lux Choir, newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, the Huntsville Master Chorale, and the San Francisco Choral Artists and many others. Cole received his undergraduate degrees in music and mathematics from Washington State University in St. Louis. While there, he studied with Christopher Stark and LJ White. He holds a master’s degree in Concert Music Composition from New York University where he studied with Robert Holstein, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe.