Travis Angel is the Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Texas A&M University, where he conducts the Women’s Chorus and the Century Singers, A&M’s mixed choir. He also serves as Minister of Music at Christ’s Way Baptist Church in Bryan, TX.
Travis taught choral music in Texas high schools for 40 years. During this time, his choirs have won numerous UIL Sweepstakes Awards and traveled across the United States and Europe, with performances in Salzburg Cathedral in Austria; St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome, Italy; St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, Italy; St. John’s Cathedral in New York City; Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption San Francisco, California; 12th Century churches in the Netherlands; and Cathédrale Notre Dame in Paris, France. Awards for his performances include Outstanding Festival Awards in New Orleans, Nashville, Dallas, San Antonio, Amarillo, Galveston, Arlington, Kansas City, KS, Tempe, AZ, Enid, OK, and the International Award for Choral Performance: Washington D.C. and the International Championship High School A Cappella: New York City.
Mr. Angel has produced and directed numerous Broadway musicals with an orchestra. Choirs under his direction have hosted as a clinician and performed with Jester Hairston and the Swingle Singers.
Mr. Angel has a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Arts in Conducting from West Texas State University. He has studied and collaborated with conductors Hugh Sanders, Eph Ely, Paul Salamunovich, Bev Hensen, and Rene Clausen.
He is an active member of the Texas Music Educator’s Association (TMEA), serving on the State Board for 15 years, Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA). Texas Music Adjudicator’s Association (TMAA), and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). He is a frequent adjudicator, clinician, and mentor for choral directors. Travis also served on the State UIL Sight-reading Committee. Mr. Angel was the recipient of the 2014 TAMU Education & Human Development Dean’s Roundtable Outstanding Educator award.
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