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Cole Reyes (b. 1998) is a composer, educator, and arts administrator whose creative exploration delves into the intersection of individual human experiences and the broader world. His musical output, which draws inspiration from diverse genres such as pop, rock, and folk music, is distinguished by a fusion of lyricism and rhythmic propulsion.


He has collaborated with artists such as JACK Quartet, the Rhythm Method Quartet, Bergamot Quartet, BlackBox Ensemble, Del Sol Quartet, Transient Canvas, Hypercube, and Unheard-of//Ensemble among others. Recent commissions include those from ARTZenter and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the National Orchestral Institute, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Six Degrees Singers, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., the Victory Players, and a consortium for percussion led by Luciano Medina.


He has been a composition fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the National Orchestral Institute and Festival, the Lake George Music Festival, and others. His primary composition teachers include Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Robert Honstein, Roshanne Etezady, Kristin Kuster, Christopher Stark, and LJ White. He is co-founder of Telos Consort, a professional chamber ensemble based in New York City dedicated to the performance and curation of new music that features saxophones, strings, and piano. He currently pursues doctoral studies at the University of Michigan.

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