Univ. of Arkansas - United States
Cole Williams is an arranger, educator, and performer from Guthrie, Oklahoma. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Oklahoma State University. Currently, Cole is a Graduate Assistant at The University of Arkansas, pursuing a Master of Music in Music Performance.
A diverse arranger noted for his musicality and professionalism, Cole writes for distinguished groups around the country. Working with top wind arrangers in the activity such as Will Pitts, Steve Vento, John Georgeson, Andrew Anderson, Luke McMillan, Ben Lee, Randall Standridge, etc, his work has been featured by winning ensembles in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas.
As a performer, Cole has had the privilege of playing in several respected ensembles, including the Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. He has performed at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Winter Convention, the College Orchestra Director’s Association Convention, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and the Japan Band Clinic. In addition to his activity in the concert percussion realm, Cole is also an avid marching percussion enthusiast, and spent two summers with The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps (2012-2013) as a quad player.
In addition to his performing and arranging responsibilities, Cole is a sought after educator in the marching percussion realm. He is the Executive Director of Resistance Indoor Percussion. In addition to Resistance, Cole has served as a Percussion Instructor for several high schools, including Guthrie High School, Stillwater High School, and Yukon High School. He has also served as the Caption Head of the Oklahoma State University Winter Drumline, a group designed to help high school and college students polish their rudimental skills. Cole has spent two seasons as the Tenor Technician for the Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps. Currently, Cole is the instructor for the University of Arkansas Razorback Drumline.
Cole Williams is a Vic Firth Educator, Pearl/Adams Regional Educational Artist, and is a member of Percussive Arts Society (PAS).