Affiliate Artist, Tuba
B. Mus. University of Kansas (1999)
M. Mus. University of Michigan (2001)
Tubist Travis Siehndel hails from Topeka, Kansas, where he attended Topeka High School. In 1999 he earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Kansas where he studied with Scott Watson. Travis then received a graduate fellowship to attend the University of Michigan. Travis studied with Fritz Kaenzig and completed his Master’s degree in 2001. While at the University of Michigan Travis was fortunate to play under the noted wind band conductor H. Robert Reynolds.
Travis has performed as principal tubist with the Topeka Symphony, Warren, Michigan Symphony, and American Wind Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, Kansas Brass Quintet, Oread Brass Quintet, and Topeka Symphony Brass Quintet.
Currently Travis resides in Annapolis, MD, where he has been a member of the United States Naval Academy Band since 2001. His duties with the Band include ceremonial support for the Naval Academy as well as an active wind ensemble schedule that includes performances locally and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His time in the band has afforded him the opportunity to play before such dignitaries as Senator John McCain, former president George Bush as well as Vice-President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush.
In addition to his musical responsibilities with the Academy Band Travis has remained active in chamber music by giving solo recitals and performing at national conferences. Most recently he was featured as a guest artist with the Peabody Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble and at the University of Kansas.