Introduction to Music
Travis Jones is the instructor of Aural Skills and teaches Introduction to Music at the University of South Alabama. He received his M.M. in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan with Amy Porter and his B.M. in Flute Performance from Michigan State University with Richard Sherman. Travis also serves as the second flutist of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra.
An avid orchestral musician, Travis has performed with a variety of orchestras under the batons of conductors including Valery Gergiev, Leon Fleisher, and David Stern. He has played abroad and in the U.S. with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Lansing Symphony Orchestra. In addition to orchestral performances, Travis is featured on the University of Michigan Symphony Band's recording, Reflections.
Travis was selected as the only American participant in the 2014 Nicolet International Flute Competition and was a finalist for the 2014 Coeur D’Alene Symphony Orchestra National Young Artist Competition. He was a recipient of the Stanley and Selma Hollander Endowed Scholarship for First Chair in Flute at MSU, the Knoxville Choral Society's Young Classical Musicians Scholarship and the Mu Phi Epsilon Karlene I. Salon scholarship. Travis was also selected as a featured performer at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. Music festivals he has attended include the Centre d'arts Orford, Brevard Music Center, and Sewanee Summer Music Festival. He has also been invited to play in masterclasses for such artists as James Galway and Paula Robison.