Location: Massachusetts, USA
Travis M. Ramsey graduated from the University of Southern Maine School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education in 2003. He earned his Master of Music in Music Education degree from BostonUniversityin 2011. His master's thesis was Validity in Composition: The Ability of Fourth Grade Composers to Audiate Composed Melodies.
Travis splits his time between being a stay-at-home dad to his daughter Anna Louise and composing. His works as a professional composer have been commissioned by the Choral Art Society (Portland, ME), the Casco Bay Concert Band (Gorham, ME), the Hartland (VT) Elementary School Band, the Cape Elizabeth (ME) High School Wind Symphony, and the Hanover (NH) High School Footnotes select choir. His compositions have been performed by the Wellesley (MA) Symphony Orchestra, the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, and several ensembles at the Universityof Southern Maine, including the Trombone Choir, Chamber Singers, Concert Band, and several outstanding student soloists. Travis is the owner of Kenmore Studios, a small music publishing company. The catalog includes twenty-four compositions for beginning band, as well as his compositions for chamber ensembles, band, chorus, and orchestra.
His work composing music for the USMTheatre department's 2002 production of The Good Woman of Setzuan earned an award for Best Student Sound Design. His composition Be With Me Still was a finalist in the Meistersingers 2010 choral composition contest.