Christopher J .Coles

Christopher J .Coles

Title: Assistant Professor of Practice
Dept/Program: Music - Jazz Ensemble, Saxophone
Phone: 330-972-7590


Coming to The University of Akron from Oberlin Conservatory where he served as visiting professor of jazz studies, Coles also served as adjunct lecturer here at UA and works with the Jazz Ensemble. In addition to his teaching and producing and recording his own works, Coles composes and plays saxophone with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.


  • M.M. Saxophone Performance, The University of Akron
  • B.M. Saxophone Performance, Youngstown State University