Travis Bennett is Assistant Professor of Horn and Theory at Western Carolina University. Prior to joining the faculty at WCU, he taught at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He received the DMA and MM degrees in Performance from the University of Alabama, and holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University. His principal teachers include Charles Snead, William Capps, and Michelle Stebleton.
In addition to his teaching activities, Dr. Bennett maintains an active performing schedule, playing more than 50 concerts a year in orchestral, chamber, and recital settings. He has performed with orchestras throughout the southeast, including the Asheville (NC), Greenville (SC), Macon (GA), Columbus (GA), Tuscaloosa (AL), Huntsville (AL), and Tallahassee (FL) Symphony Orchestras. As a member of the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, he made his Carnegie Hall debut in June 2007.
Dr. Bennett is an active member of the International Horn Society and his writing has been published in their journal, The Horn Call. When he’s not making music, he enjoys running, golf, reading, and spending time with his wife Julie, son Tyler, and dog Andy.