Lamar University, Beaumont, TX - United States
Travis Fife is the Associate Professor of Percussion at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas where he teaches all courses in percussion performance. Fife is also the director of the Lamar Percussion Ensemble, the Lamar Marimba Band, Lamar World Drumming Ensemble, and the Lamar University Drumline.
Travis composes and arranges for many high schools and colleges and continues to perform clinics and camps on all aspects of percussion throughout the United States. In 2004, he founded the Southeast Texas Percussion Camp. Travis has appeared with several symphony orchestras, Lake Charles Symphony, Rapids Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, and the Symphony of Southeast Texas. He currently holds a position with the Lake Charles Symphony. As an adjudicator/clinician he as appeared at numerous festivals, competitions, and conventions as an active member of the Percussive Arts Society. He has had the opportunity to work with such people as Jim Campbell, Brian Mason, Lonny Benoit, Dr. Tom Nevill, Dr. Dean Gronemier, Dr. Julie Hill, Andrew Beall, Joe Gary, etc…
Travis Fife received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music Education and Performance degrees from McNeese State University under the tutelage of Professor Lonny Benoit. He resides in Beaumont, TX with his wife and daughter and is proud to be an artist/clinician for Pearl Drums, Adams Musical Instruments, Vic Firth Inc.