Mr. Coles is in his 7th year of teaching. Prior to his joining Fairview, Mr. Coles taught at Monarch High School teaching choir, music theory, and directing the annual musical. He has also held positions at Elizabeth High School in Elizabeth, Colorado directing all choirs, the annual spring musical, and teaching courses in piano and history of rock and roll. Other teaching experiences include teaching middle level choir and theatre in Aurora Public Schools. He received a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University and served as graduate assistant to the State Singers and Men’s Glee Club as well as acting as Chorus Master for the opera program. While at Michigan State he studied conducting with David Rayl, Sandra Snow, and Jonathan Reed. Mr. Coles attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education while studying with Greg Aune.