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Travis Higa

Dr. Travis Higa

Visiting Associate Teaching Professor


Travis Higa joins the faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi as Visiting Assistant Director of Bands, where he will assist with “The Pride of Mississippi” Marching Band, direct the Basketball Pep Band, conduct the Concert Band, and teach courses in Music Education. Prior to USM, Travis studied wind conducting at Michigan State University while also serving on faculty at Oakland University where he conducted the Symphonic Band and taught courses in music education. Before studying at MSU, Travis taught instrumental and general music in the Longmeadow Public Schools in Western Massachusetts, as well as served as Music Director and founder of the Youth Wind Ensemble of Springfield at the Community Music School of Springfield. Travis holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University, a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Montana, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

  • DMA - Michigan State University (2019)
  • MM - University of Montana (2013)
  • BM - University of Nevada-Las Vegas (2011)

Conducting I, Concert Band, USM Pep Band, The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band

  • Music Vocal/Instrumental/General (All-Levels)

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Areas of Expertise

Wind Conducting