Travis Frank was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and recently moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he studies Contemporary Writing & Production and Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music. Travis has spent most of his academic years working in musical theatre, developing and directing new work and repertoire theatre. Some of his recent productions include the mounting of his original works, Mirror, Mirror, Reprise, and 2084, as well as his contributions as arranger to Children of the Decree, The Queen's Dilemma, and Curtain Up. He also works extensively as a music director and conductor of repertoire theatre. Recent credits include Heathers, [title of show], and Edges. As a theatre artist, Travis is working to build theatre that inspires and challenges audiences, exploring stories that have yet to be told.
Since coming to Berklee, Travis has expanded his musical influences and experiences, especially in the world of jazz. As a freelance pianist and recording artist, he has contributed to several EPs, projects by his peers, and accompanied numerous vocal performances in the Boston area. As Travis' affinity for jazz has flourished, his appearance in many jazz sessions has risen accordingly. He hopes to unite his passions for jazz and new theatre with the creation of his next musical.
Upcoming projects include new original musical Aftershocks, new original big band album recorded by the Frank-Nilsson Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and Sam Lynagh's EP.