Saxophone Teacher at The Columbia School
- Greater New York City Area
Travis Sullivan's Overview
- Saxophone Teacher at The Columbia School
- Music Instructor at Westchester Home Music
- Adjunct Faculty, Music Instructor at The Masters School
- bandleader at Travis Sullivan's Casual Sextet
- Arranger, bandleader, and saxophonist at Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra
- Freelance music copyist & transcriber. at Travis Sullivan Music
- Composer, arranger, orchestrator at Travis Sullivan Music
- Saxophonist/Pianist at Rana Farhan
- Jazz Faculty at Cazadero Performing Arts Camp
- Saxophonist at The Bruce Cox Quartet
- Participant at NYFA Artist as Entrepreneurs Boot Camp
- Alto saxophonist at Dan Berg's Gestalt
- Musical director at Bill Bogg's Talk Show Confidential
- Saxophonist & Bandleader at Travis Sullivan Quartet
- Choir accompanist at Mamaroneck School District
- Conductor at Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
- Conductor at Reykjavik Big Band
- Keyboard Instructor at LaGuardia Community College
- associate at Posi-Tone Records /A.O.M.
- Sideman at Anti-Elevator Mission
- Pit orchestra musician at St. Bart's Players
- Pit orchestra musician at St. Bart's Players
- Musician at Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - New York
- Guest artist & speaker at Peabody Conservatory
- Jazz Faculty at Lafayette Summer Jazz Workshop
- Conductor at Sicilian Jazz Orchestra
Travis Sullivan's Summary
•International Touring Artist: Performances in Dubai, China, South Korea, Iceland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany.
•Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra: Leader, conductor, arranger, saxophonist.
•Clients for Travis Sullivan Music arranging, orchestration, transcription, and copying services have included David Foster, Stanley Clarke, John Lithgow, Elie Tahari, ESPN, Hal Leonard, and Music Minus One.
•Freelance musician: alto saxophonist, pianist, and composer for past 18 years in U.S., Europe, and Asia.
•Professional music educator: Provide private and group instruction, clinics, workshops, and seminars.
•Specialties: Conducting, jazz arranging and orchestration, jazz composition, jazz pianist, classical pianist, vocal accompanist (solo & choral), church organist and pianist, band management, music copying (Finale), music transcription, web site management.
Travis Sullivan's Experience
Adjunct Faculty, Music Instructor
Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Education Management industry
September 2011 – Present (3 years 1 month) Greater New York City Area
Provide private music instruction for piano and saxophone.
Arranger, bandleader, and saxophonist
Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra
September 2004 – Present (10 years 1 month)
•Manages, conducts, and performs with 18 piece jazz orchestra.
•Supervises integration of Ableton Live, Logic, and Reaktor programming into ensemble.
•Schedules and coordinates rehearsals.
•Maintains website and social networking sites.
•Serves as the band’s lead spokesperson for radio, print, and digital media appearances .
•Arranges travel and accommodations for tours in U.S. Northeast & West Coast and Europe.
•Extensive communication with music industry professionals nationally and internationally.
•Co-produced debut CD “Enjoy” with Grammy Award-winning producer Jason Miles.
Freelance music copyist & transcriber.
Travis Sullivan Music
2003 – Present (11 years) Greater New York City Area
•Commissioned professional transcriptions of solo piano performances by Art Tatum, Dave Brubeck, Fred Hersch, Billy Taylor, Cedar Walton, and John Eaton. (2009-present)
•Music copyist for John Lithgow’s “The Sunny Side of the Street” album. (2006)
•Copyist and engraver for Music Minus One. Prepared sheet music and songbooks for resale.
•Lead transcriber for Hal Leonard Publications “The Eric Dolphy Collection” (2001).
Composer, arranger, orchestrator
Travis Sullivan Music
September 1998 – Present (16 years 1 month)
•Commissioned arranger for The Metropolitan Big Band. Projects have included: eight big band arrangements, and a full set of arrangements for the 2002 Haitian Independence Day celebration at Queen's College. *(2002-present)
•Orchestrated and arranged string score for David Foster performance on ABC Network’s “Good Morning America”. (2009)
•Orchestrated and arranged score for the 2008 major motion picture Soul Men. Soundtrack composed by film composer Stanley Clarke. Provided assistance with score supervision during recording session. (2007)
•Prepared the music of Seal for Yamaha Diskclavier for fashion company Elie Tahari. (2006)
•Arrangement of Joni Mitchell's "Turbulent Indigo" performed by The Four Bags for all Joni Mitchell concert at Symphony Space, NYC. (2002)
•Original composition for accordion, trombone, clarinet, and electric guitar, "Last Tango in NYC" recorded by The Four Bags for their NCM East Release "Offshore". (2001)
•Original arrangement of Bill Evans' "Waltz for Debby" recorded on Johanna Grussner's Manhattan Jazz Orchestra CD "Live at Hubbard Hall". (1999)
Cazadero Performing Arts Camp
2003 – 2014 (11 years)
-Supervised saxophone auditions for incoming students.
-Assessed saxophone students for placement in concert band & jazz band.
-Assisted guest conductors in rehearsals and performances.
-Instructor for saxophone master class and jazz improvisation class.
-Coached student ensembles and provided private instruction.
-Composed and organized performance of "Caz! The Musical."
-Collaborated and performed with faculty members for faculty recitals.
Guest artist & speaker
September 2007 – September 2007 (1 month)
Speaker for Composition Seminar
Provided a 90 minute discussion of my work with Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra
Presented scores and played audio recordings of my arrangements
Attended by entire composition department student body and faculty
Lafayette Summer Jazz Workshop
August 2006 – August 2007 (1 year 1 month)
Saxophone Faculty, August 2007
Taught daily saxophone master class for intermediate level students
Led class in beginning jazz arranging.
Coached an eight piece beginning student jazz ensemble.
Piano Faculty, August 2006
Taught daily piano master class for advanced students.
Instructor for daily intermediate level theory class.
Coached a nine piece advanced student jazz ensemble.
Organized performances with other faculty members for the students.
Travis Sullivan's Languages
Travis Sullivan's Honors and Awards
Assets for Artists Matched Savings ProgramMidas Collaborative
- April 2013
Selected to participate in matched savings account program for New York City artists.
Travis Sullivan's Skills & Expertise
- Orchestral Music
- Music Theory
- Musical Theatre
- Music Industry
Travis Sullivan's Education
Banff Jazz Workshop
2008 – 2008
Activities and Societies: Ear Training & Composition with Dave Douglas Assembled big band for recording session of original arrangements. Performed at the Banff Jazz Club.
M.M, Jazz Performance
1996 – 1998
Activities and Societies: MSM Jazz Orchestra, Private Study with Dick Oatts
1989 – 1993
Activities and Societies: Jazz Band
Travis Sullivan's Additional Information
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