© 2018 by Travis Mitchell Newman.

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Hi, I'm Travis Mitchell Newman. I am a musician with a diverse percussion background in the marching arts, percussion ensemble, orchestra, wind ensemble, and solo playing. During my time in Boston, I studied with Nancy Zeltsman and Doug Perkins at the Boston Conservatory of Music where I earned a Masters. I earned a Bachelors in Music Education from Missouri State University with Dr. Scott Cameron and worked closely with mentor Dr. Belva Prather. I proudly represent Innovative Percussion as an educator.


In the marching arts I have spent time as a performer, educator, and designer. I performed with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, including the 2011 Fred Sanford award winning section, and gave clinics with The Cavaliers across the U.S. and Japan. St. Louis based ensemble, Gateway Percussion, was my home as a performer for three years, and subsequently an educational and design staff member.

photo credit Ryan Watanabe

I currently live, work, and go to school in Iowa City, IA, studying with Dan Moore, and composition with Zack Stanton at the University of Iowa, pursuing a DMA, and working as a Teaching Assistant. My focus is on composition and performance. I perform with my lovely fiancée, Gabriella Mayer, as a part of our percussion duo: Resound