Travis J. Weller is an active composer, conductor, educator, and advocate for music education. He is currently serving as the Director of Music Education at Messiah University 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 previously taught at Kent State University as an adjunct faculty member.
He holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Kent State University. Travis is a member of Phi Beta Mu (Nu Chapter), ASCAP, and the National Band Association. He has served on the Phi Beta Mu International Board of Directors and assists with their social media outreach. During his career, he has been active in leadership positions in PMEA District 5 and 7. He has presented on instrumental music education at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and PMEA and OMEA State Conferences. Travis 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, and New England. As a composer, Travis has published works available from multiple publishers including Wingert-Jones, Bandworks Publications, The FJH Music Company, Grand Mesa Music, C.L. Barnhouse Music Publishers, Carl Fischer, Belwin-Masters and Manhattan Beach Music. Travis resides in Grove City with his wife, their three daughters and a son.