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Drew X Coles is a producer, serial entrepreneur, speaker, researcher and educator with a focus on success, mentorship, and comprehensive musicianship.
Drew serves as a member of the faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University where he directs a hybrid graduate degree program in Music and Music Education and teaches courses in pedagogy, entrepreneurship, and production. Drew also serves as the program director for the Music Business Program at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam.
His scholarly interests include; the construct of success as it applies to post-secondary students, culturally responsive pedagogy in the music classroom, the use of technology in the applied studio, mentorship in music higher education, Jazz pedagogy, improvisation pedagogy, comprehensive musicianship coursework and curricula, artistic entrepreneurship, and quantitative research methods in music education.
Drew X. Coles is a coveted presence transforming conference, festival, and event experiences
Songwriting in The Chat: How Zoom Facilitated Collaborative Creativity
Presentation at Research in Music Education Conference, 2023
Entrepreneurial Leadership Career Programs Panel
Panel Discussion for New World Symphony & New York University Summit on
Music Entrepreneurship (NWS x NYU)
Examining Findings from a Study on Bringing Music Pedagogical Philosophies and Ideologies to Life Through Technology
Presentation at Association for Technology in Music Instruction & College Music
Society National Conference, 2023