Cole Randolph is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Posse Foundation Leadership scholar, with degrees in mathematics, music performance, and Economics. Cole studied cello under the tutelage of Uri Vardi. Cole was born and raised in Washington, DC, and began playing the cello at the age of five.
He has performed in many venues including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The White House.
In the summer of 2021, Cole served as a Project Inclusion Fellow with the Grant Park Music Festival, performing orchestral and chamber concerts throughout the city of Chicago. Cole served as an African-American Fellow with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 2020-2021, and joined as a full-time section member in December 2021.