Travis M. Heath
D.M.A., Rutgers University, Trumpet pedagogy
M.M., Rutgers University, Trumpet performance
B.M., University of Central Florida, Trumpet performance
Dr. Travis Heath is Associate Professor of Trumpet at Northeastern Illinois University where he teaches Applied Lessons, Brass Methods, and conducts the Brass Ensemble.
Equally at home with classical and jazz genres, Travis Heath’s international performances have included solo works, big band, and chamber music. Travis has been a soloist, featured artist and clinician in 43 states and abroad. In addition to several live radio, television, and webcast performances, Travis was recently honored by the Obama administration’s invitation to perform at the White House for the President and First Lady. Throughout his career, Travis has had the honor of sharing the stage with musical legends including Ray Charles, Kansas, Moody Blues, Larry Combs, and Arturo Sandoval, to name a few. Outside of the U.S., Dr. Heath has performed in Japan, England, Ireland, and Canada at prestigious musical festivals. His performances can also be heard on the Naxos, BRT, and Mark recording labels.
As a brass clinician, he has presented his work at several universities throughout the country, which includes work at ITG Festival Lectures. Dr. Heath’s articles have been published in the Instrumentalist Magazines and ITG Journal. He currently resides in Chicago, IL and is director and founder of the Chicago Brass Festival.
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International Trumpet Guild
College Music Society
Brass Roots Trio
Chicago Brass Festival
The Sixth Annual Chicago Brass Festival at Northeastern Illinois University will take place on campus in March 2014. The festival will showcase world renowned brass artists in performance and master class, as well as exciting vendors and exhibits. The festival also features a solo competition with cash awards and prizes for high school and collegiate brass students.
Graduate Music Program