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Travis J. Weller

Travis J. Weller


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.

Explore Publications by Travis J. Weller


TitleEnsembleSeriesGradeItemNew!
American Visions Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1389 
Irish Jig for Young Feet Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1397 
Pirates! Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1411 
Frontier Fought and a City Found, A Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1434 
Tales of a Medieval Warrior Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1438 
Moravian Dance Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5 - 4B1465 
West Highland Fanfare, A Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1466 
Last Stagecoach Heist, The Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1508 
Jubilant Flourishes Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1535 
Monsters of Myth Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1555 
Festival Esprit Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1559 
Flourishing Noels (Fanfare on The First Noel)Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1567 
Eyes of the Dragon Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1611 
Hammer and Rail Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1632 
Festival of Flight Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1697