Travis Higa – Graduate Assistant

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Travis Higa is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting at Michigan State University. Prior to attending MSU, Higa was the Director of Bands at Williams & Glenbrook Middle Schools in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Music Director and founder of the Youth Wind Ensemble of Springfield, and taught applied trumpet lessons at the Community Music School of Springfield.

Higa is originally from Kaneohe, Hawaii. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2011) and his Master of Music degree from the University of Montana (2013). His primary conducting teachers include Kevin Sedatole, James Smart, and Takayoshi “Tad” Suzuki.