Travis Heath
Associate Professor: Applied Trumpet, Applied Brass, NEIU Wind Ensemble Director, Graduate Advisor
Music and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5917
Courses Taught
Applied Trumpet
Brass Ensemble
Wind 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 magazine, and ITG Journal.


Dr. Travis Heath is 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 magazine and ITG Journal. He currently resides in Chicago, Ill., and is director and founder of the Chicago Brass Festival.

FA 129
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

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