Travis Rigby (b. 1991) is a composer, arranger, and educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Having grown up in San Antonio Texas, he attended Trinity University where he made the decision to pursue a degree in composition. Under the
instruction of Brian Bondari, he developed a strong understanding and passion for large ensemble writing. In 2012, he won the Tennessee Valley Music Festival Young Composers’ Competition with his first orchestral composition, Overture to a Cinematic Adventure. Continuing his focus on large ensemble writing, Travis attended the University of Kansas, where he earned a Master’s degree in composition under the instruction of
James Barnes and Ingrid Stölzel. During his time at KU, Travis won the 2015 Robert E. Foster Prize for Sonoran Splendor, which was premiered by the KU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Paul Popiel the following year. Travis was also a
finalist for the 2016 Anthony B. Cius Award. Travis’s music is often tonal, tuneful, and inspired by nature. He has written for orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, handbells, chamber ensembles, voice, piano, and organ. He currently holds a position at Westinghouse Arts Academy in Wilmerding, PA where he teaches music theory, history, and composition, and directs all instrumental ensembles.