Mr. Raymond Cole is the Director of Music at Randolph Union High School in Randolph, Vermont. There he conducts the high school Concert Band, 7/8 Concert band, Concert Choir, and the high school Jazz Band. He has been recognized by the faculty at Randolph Union and received the 2019 inspiration award. Raymond is also certified in Project Based Learning, teaching a Digital Music PBL in his time at Randolph Union.
Prior to teaching at Randolph, Raymond taught middle school choir and general music in Southbridge, Massachusetts. He completed his Bachelor's in Music Education at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst. There he studied percussion with Ayano Kataoka and Vocal Performance with William Hite, majoring and minoring in both studies respectively.
He has appeared as a performer with the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Festival Choir and as a conductor for the Winooski Valley Middle School Honors Bands.
In 2014 Raymond was one of 50 student educators to participate in the NAfME Music Advocacy Hill Day, where he met with legislators and politicians to advocate for Music Education in the public school setting.
Raymond currently resides in Montpelier, Vermont where he is continuing to build his professional portfolio.