Travis J Weller
Travis J. Weller is an arranger, composer, educator and advocate of music education.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Grove City College, a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Duquense University, and a Ph.D. in Music Education from Kent State University.
He has been the Director of Bands at Mercer Area (Penn.) Middle-Senior High School since August of 1995. Travis is a member of Phi Beta Mu (Nu Chapter), ASCAP, and the National Band Association. He has presented on instrumental music education at the PMEA State Conference, professional development sessions, and secondary music methods classes at area colleges and universities. He has been a contributing author for articles in Teaching Music, The Instrumentalist, The PMEA Journal, Phi Beta Mu International Newsletter, National Band Association Journal, and Learning and Leading with Technology. He is in frequent demand as a guest conductor for honor bands and composer in residence sessions with school bands across Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.
As a composer, Travis's 2009 piece Journey to the Prairie received 3rd place in the 2nd Annual Frank Ticheli Composition Contest. In addition to commissioned works from school groups and community bands, he has received several J.W.Pepper Editor’s Choice nominations, several Bandworld Top 100 nominations, four ASCAP Plus Awards, and has received a number of reviews of his works by The Instrumentalist. His pieces for band have been performed by groups ranging from elementary to the collegiate level.
Works for Winds
- American Visions (Weller) (2009)
- Chasing Mercury (2019)
- Dream Chaser (2012)
- Eyes of the Dragon (2014)
- Festival and Ballad for Winds (2011)
- Festival Espirit (2013)
- Flourishing Noels (2013)
- Frontier Fought and a City Found, A (2010)
- Hammer and Rail (2015)
- I Bought Me a Band (2012)
- Jig for Young Feet
- Journey to the Prairie (2010)
- Jubilant Flourishes (2012)
- Last Stagecoach Heist, The (2012)
- Monsters of Myth (2013)
- The Shady Grove (2017)
- Songs of Soldiers (2017)
- Tales of a Medieval Warrior (2010)
- Yankee Fanfare (2013)