Travis J. Weller is an active arranger, composer, educator and advocate of music education. He is currently serving as the Director of Music Education at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA. His duties at Messiah as an Assistant Professor of Music include supervising instrumental music education students, teaching methods courses, working with graduate conducting students and conducting the Symphonic Winds. Prior to his appointment at Messiah, he served as the Director of Bands at Mercer Area Middle-Senior High School, and has previously taught at Kent State University as an adjunct faculty member. He holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Kent State University, and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Duquense University. Travis is also a member of Phi Beta Mu (Nu Chapter), ASCAP, and the National Band Association. He is currently serving as the Public Relations Chairperson for the Phi Beta Mu International Board of Directors, and assists with their social media outreach.
He has held several offices in PMEA District 5 and 7. In addition to several publications in national journals and music education magazines, he has presented on instrumental music education at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, PMEA and OMEA State Conferences, and professional development sessions for music education. 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 has published works available from Bandworks Publications, The FJH Music Company, Grand Mesa Music, C.L. Barnhouse Music Publishers, Wingert-Jones Publishers, and Manhattan Beach Music. 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, six ASCAP Plus Awards, and has received a number of reviews of his works by The Instrumentalist. Travis resides in Grove City with his wife, their three daughters and a son.