Since completing his studies with Adam Holzman at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music in 2017 with a Master of Music Performance degree, Travis Johnson has returned to Portland to begin a concert career and teaching privately. The month of April is a busy performance month for Travis who is touring the great NW.
Travis began his studies at eight years old with Peter Zisa, whom he stayed with for seven years. In 2005, Travis won the GFA Guitar Competition (Junior Division). In 2006 that Travis made the premier recording of a new commissioned piece by Bryan Johanson, as well as music by F. Tarrega, F. M. Torroba, and Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D Major. In 2007, he performed at Carnegie Hall on nationally syndicated program From the Top, and became a Davidson Scholar.
After these fundamental studies, Travis studied with Michael Partington, whom he stayed with until he was accepted into the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where Travis worked under the tutelage of David Tanenbaum. Travis has enjoyed lessons and Master Classes from Jeremy Jouve, Marcin Dylla, Judicael Perroy, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia, and Raphael Smits.