Cole Cavanah

Administrative Specialist III & Adjunct Instructor - Euphonium

SFA 103

(501) 450-5750

 Cole A. Cavanah is the Administrative Specialist III and Adjunct Euphonium Instructor at the University of Central Arkansas. Cole holds an M.M. Degree in Euphonium Performance from the University of Central Arkansas where he studied under Dr. Gail Robertson, and a B.M. in Euphonium Performance from Morehead State University where he studied euphonium with Dr. Stacy Baker and trombone with Dr. Nathan Dishman. At UCA, Cavanah was the Graduate Assistant for the Jazz area and the Tuba/Euphonium studio and actively performed with the UCA Wind Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Traditional Jazz Ensemble, numerous competing chamber ensembles, and was the lead trombonist and co-director of the Jazz Ensemble I. Cavanah has performed alongside musicians such as Brian Bowman, Earle Louder, Wayne Bergeron, Walter Smith III, Vince DiMartino, and others.

During his time at UCA, Cavanah performed, competed, and conducted at a number of conferences, including the International Women’s Brass Conference, the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, and the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Tuba/Euphonium conference. In addition to performing, Cavanah is also an academic that enjoys researching, studying, and reviewing new music. His review of Barbara York’s Talking to Myself was published in the Summer 2019 (vol. 44, no. 4) issue of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal.

Cavanah resides in Conway, AR. with his amazingly supportive wife, Melissa, 2 dogs (Yogi the basset hound and Winston the Dalmatian), and a cat named Shostakovich.