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Chairperson, Applied Trumpet, Applied Brass, NEIU Wind Ensemble Director, Associate Professor
Music and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught 
Applied Trumpet
Brass Ensemble
Research Interests 
Trumpet pedagogy and performance

D.M.A., Rutgers University, Trumpet pedagogy
M.M., Rutgers University, Trumpet performance
B.M., University of Central Florida, Trumpet performance

Selected Publications 

Dr. Heath’s articles have been published in the Instrumentalist Magazines, and ITG Journal.


Dr. Travis Heath is Chairperson of the music department and Associate Professor of Trumpet at Northeastern Illinois University.

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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