Travis Alford (b. 1983) is a composer, trumpeter, and improviser whose music has been heard across the United States and abroad. He has received recognition for his work by the League of Composers/ISCM, ASCAP, the American Composers Alliance, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and the Brandeis Office of the Arts. He is currently an Affiliated Artist at MIT, as well as General Manager for the Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, and holds degrees from Brandeis (PhD, Music Composition and Theory, ’14), the New England Conservatory (MM ’08), and East Carolina University (BM ’05). He lives in West Newton with his wife, Lauren, their dog, Toby, and their son, Owen.
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