Travis Hatton
travishatton@comcast.net

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

Music Director/Conductor
Beaverton Symphony Orchestra – Beaverton, OR
2009 –

Music Director/Conductor
Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra – Portland, OR
2002 –

Director of Orchestras
Valley Catholic School – Beaverton, OR
2001 –

EDUCATION

Ball State University – Muncie, IN
Doctoral Fellow in orchestral conducting- ABD
Principal Teachers: Leonard Atherton, Cleve Scott
1989 – 1992

New England Conservatory of Music – Boston, MA
M.M. in Orchestral Conducting
Principal Teachers: Carl St. Clair, Lyle Davidson, John Heiss
May, 1987

University of the Pacific – Stockton, CA
B.M. magna cum laude in Music Theory/Composition
Principal Teachers: George Nemeth, French Horn
Stanworth Beckler, Ronald Caviani, composition; James Wimer
May, 1984

 

EXPERIENCE – PROFESSIONAL

Conductor – Concert Orchestra
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra – Portland, OR
2008 – 2012

Music Director
Vancouver Children’s Opera – Vancouver, WA
2001 – 2009

Faculty – Department of Music – Instructor in Conducting
Director of the O.S.U. Symphonic Band
Oregon State University – Corrvalis, OR
1998 – 2000

Artistic Director – City Opera Theater
Usti nad Labem, the Czech Republic
1996 – 1997

Conductor – Moravian Opera Theater
Olomouc, the Czech Republic
1992 – 1997

Resident Guest Conductor – Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic
Zlin, Czechoslovakia
Fall 1991

Assistant Conductor – Muncie Symphony Orchestra (IN)
Leonard Atherton, Music Director
1989 – 1992

Music Director – Huntington Chamber Orchestra (Boston,MA)
1986 – 1989

Assistant Conductor – Boston Philharmonic (Boston, MA)
Benjamin Zander, Music Director
1988 – 1989

 

EXPERIENCE – UNIVERSITY AND YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

Assistant Conductor of Orchestras
Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
1989 – 1992

Conductor – East Central Indiana Youth Symphony (Muncie, IN)
1989 – 1992

Conducting Assistant – New World Chamber Orchestra (Indianapolis, IN)
1991 – 1992

Instructor in Conducting – Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
1987 – 1989

Assistant Conductor – New England Conservatory Symphony (Boston, MA)
1985 – 1987

Associate Conductor – Central Valley Youth Symphony (Stockton, CA)
1984 – 1985

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Radio Show Host – “Upbeat” biweekly, 1/2 hour show for the Muncie Symphony Orchestra – WBST, Muncie, IN
1990 – 1992

Librarian – Ball State University Orchestras
Including the MSO, ECIYS and the University Orchestra
1989 – 1992

Founding Music Director/Board President
Huntington Chamber Orchestra (Boston, MA)
1986 – 1989

Personnel Manager – New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra (Boston, MA)

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

The Conductor’s Institute – Columbia, SC
Worked with Harold Farberman and Donald Portnoy
summer 1989

The Festival at Sandpoint – Sandpoint, ID
Worked with Gunther Schuller
summer 1987

Aspen Music Festival – Aspen, CO
Worked with Murray Sidlin
summer 1983

 

COMPETITIONS/AWARDS

Prize Winner – 1991 International Competition/Workshop for Conductors (Zlin, the Czech Republic)
Developed by Symphonic Workshops, Toronto, ON – Harry Hurwitz, Director

Research and Development Grant
Awarded by Ball State University – $500
1991