Drew X Coles

Drew Coles

Program Director, Hybrid Summer M.A.

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Drew X Coles is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, entrepreneur, and educator. Drew is an applied lessons instructor, ensemble facilitator, and lecturer at Teachers College. Drew also teaches music entrepreneurship at the Manhattan School of Music, and serves as a visiting assistant professor and program coordinator for the Music Business Program at the State University of New York at Potsdam.

His scholarly interests in music education include the construct of post-secondary success, technology in the applied studio, mentorship, comprehensive musicianship curricula, artistic entrepreneurship, quantitative research, improvisation, Jazz, and culturally responsive pedagogies.

Drew holds a Bachelor of Music from the Crane School of Music, a master’s in Jazz Performance from Queens College of the City University of New York, and an MBA from the Metropolitan College of New York. Drew’s EdD in Music Education is from Teachers College.

Drew has served as executive director of the international chamber orchestra of America. He co-founded Pro Arts Management and Consulting LLC and serves as the musical director to the Metropolitan Players, an award-winning wedding entertainment collective. Drew is also a board member of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education.

In his applied studio, Drew uses technology to support self-directed learning for digital music-based and traditional students.