About Travis

Travis Waymon is a violinist and teacher based in St. Paul, Minnesota. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Travis began studying the violin at the age of 10 with Kelli Overman and later with John Radmomski of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He attended Butler University under the tutelage of Larry Shapiro, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in music performance with a concentration in music composition. During his time at Butler, he studied and performed in Vienna, Austria. Travis was a part of the Jordan College of the Arts Composers’ Orchestra, a new music ensemble dedicated to performing the music of Butler’s own composition students as well as avant garde repertoire staples. He has collaborated with members of the JCA School of Dance as both a performer and composer. 

Travis is a frequent performer and collaborator throughout the Midwest. New music is a special passion of his, and he has collaborated with many composers on programs of brand new works. As a section violinist, he has performed with orchestras such as the Anderson and Danville Symphony Orchestras. He was a member of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and was Concertmaster of the Hendricks Symphony Orchestra from 2017-2019. As a soloist, he has performed in many recitals and concerts, such as a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Hendricks Symphony in 2019.

Travis has taught frequently since graduating Butler, taking on private students as well as teaching through the Butler Community Arts School. He teaches students of all ages and levels. Through teaching, Travis hopes to unlock the creativity in each of his students and help them better realize their full potentials.

A dedicated and eclectic musician, Travis seeks to move music forward through performing and teaching. He strives to make music accessible to people from all walks of life, and understands that there is no right or wrong way to enjoy music. Travis believes in the power of music to bring people together and celebrate their humanity. Music means many different things to many different people, and he hopes to create musical environments for both audiences and students where they can explore what music means to them.