Travis Weller is is currently serving as the Assistant Chair for the Music Department at Messiah University. In addition to that position, he is the Director of Music Education. His duties at Messiah include supervising instrumental music education students, teaching methods courses, working with graduate students, and conducting the Symphonic Winds.
He holds degrees from Kent State University, Duquesne University, and Grove City College. Travis is a member of Phi Beta Mu (Nu Chapter), ASCAP, and the National Band Association. He is serving on the Phi Beta Mu International Board of Directors as the Educational Outreach Chair and previously served as President for Nu (PA) Chapter. He previously served as a state officer for PMEA and currently serves as the PCMEA State Chapter Adviser. He frequently presents on instrumental music education at professional development conferences like the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and state music conferences.
Travis has been a contributing author for articles in Teaching Music, The Instrumentalist, National Band Association Journal, The PMEA Journal, and the Phi Beta Mu International Newsletter. He performs with the Musician’s Concert Band and works with the Pittsburgh Creator’s Project. He is in frequent demand as a guest conductor for honor bands and composer in residence sessions with school bands across Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and New England. As a composer, Travis has published works available from multiple publishers including Wingert-Jones, The FJH Music Company, Murphy Music Press, Grand Mesa Music, C.L. Barnhouse Music Publishers, Bandworks Publications, Carl Fischer, Ludwig-Masters and Manhattan Beach Music. Travis resides in Grove City with his wife, their three daughters and a son.