Cole Reyes (b. 1998), originally from the Chicagoland area, received his undergraduate degree in Music Composition at Washington University in St. Louis. Actively involved in the school’s Chamber Choir under Dr. Nicole Aldrich, studying composition with Dr. Christopher Stark and Dr. LJ White, and the Amateurs A Cappella, he loves being involved in music in both the composing and performing aspects. In addition, he also had the opportunity to study at King’s College London in 2018 under Edward Nesbitt and Effy Efthymiou.
Cole began composing in elementary school and has never stopped since. Beginning with basic melody lines and piano solos, he then found a passion for choir and choral music. He also has collaborated with artists such as the Momenta Quartet and pianist Adam Marks, was a 2020 winner of the San Francisco Choral Artist’s New Voices Project, and has received a commission from the Six Degrees Singers. His music has been performed by the Washington University Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra, the Unheard Of Ensemble, and pianist Daniel Anastasio.
Growing up as a classical pianist, the threads and techniques of classical, romantic, and impressionistic era music are very present throughout Cole’s music. He will be attending New York University in the fall pursuing a master’s degree in Concert Music Composition, studying with Robert Honstein.