Travis is an active freelance percussionist and educator in the Philadelphia area performing with a large variety of musical institutions. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Performance from Temple University where he studied with notable percussionists Christopher Deviney and Alan Abel.
Since graduation in May of 2019, Travis has performed with the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Reading Symphony, Fulton Theatre of Lancaster, Broadway Live, Steve Wiess Mallet Festival, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, and Symphony in C, among others. A versatile percussionist, timpanist, and drum-set player, Travis studies all styles to be ready for any and every opportunity that comes his way from playing with an orchestra to performing with a contemporary dancer.
Currently, Travis holds teaching positions at Ancillae Assumptua Academy and Chestnut Hill College, and as a section coach/teaching artist at Symphony in C Youth Orchestra. In addition to his teaching, Travis leads a percussion quartet through Symphony in C’s outreach program “Classroom Symphony,” which provides instrument demo programs to Catholic Promise schools in Camden County and special needs facilities across the South Jersey area.
Travis currently resides in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia with his Girlfriend and their service dog Evie, often baking and enjoying their collection of old vinyl records.