Cole Belt’s passion for collaborative art has resulted in the participation and/or formation of several distinguished chamber ensembles throughout his career including Duo Velocipede, Mana Quartet, Impression Saxophone Ensemble, and Singularity. Through his involvement with these groups Cole has been heard in concert halls across the U.S. and Europe in masterclass settings, competitions, music festival residencies, chamber series, and guest artist recitals. Regarding his recent Carnegie Hall debut Cole is described as "a splendid performer who brings wonderful spirit and life to my music" by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Charles Wuorinen and by Curtis Institute composer David Ludwig as "at once sensitive, nuanced, brash, and daring: all depending on the demands of the music."
Cole's orchestral experience includes performances with the NAU Symphony Orchestra, National Music Festival Orchestra, Hot Springs Festival Orchestra, Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony, and the New World Symphony. He has also been a chamber saxophonist in residence at the National Music Festival, Music in the Mountains Festival, and the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra where he was the director of orchestral and chamber saxophone for three years. His teachers include, Dr. Jonathan Bergeron and Patrick Meighan.
Cole is a D'Addario Performing Artist and uses Reserve Classic Reeds, exclusively.