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Travis Gore, orchestral musician and recording artist, has traveled all around the world with his upright bass surfing the simultaneous waves of teaching, performing at the highest level, and recording on a variety of projects - from orchestral works to rock to improvised music. Since 2007, Gore has held a position with the Seattle Symphony and currently maintains a private studio of students in South Seattle. Remaining an active studio musician, he can be heard on major film and game soundtracks such as Men Who Stare at Goats, Valkyrie, Halo, Dragon Age and more. He has album appearances with many recording artists like Bryan John Appleby, Hey Marseilles, Wall of Ears and composes his own music as Feeds On Majesty. When not performing with the Seattle Symphony, chamber music, teaching, or other collaborations, Travis can be found surfing the PNW Coast, improvising songs and silly- dancing with his wife and children.

Before the Seattle Symphony, Gore held a tenured position in the San Diego Symphony. His artistic collaborations include Chamber music with members of the Seattle Symphony, Seattle’s KING FM live performance with the St. Petersburg Quartet, flute soloist Paula Robison, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, cellist and composer Paul Wiancko, and Sarah Chang. He has participated in world chamber music tours, collaborating with various artists as well as performing as principal bass in the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland.  In addition, while a student, Travis was a three-time Aspen Music Festival fellowship winner.  He has been recently a repeat guest-artist at the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, performing with some of today’s highly sought-after, exuberant artists as well as the Olympic Music Festival. He has performed with some of America’s leading orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Minnesota Orchestra, his home town’s Atlanta Symphony, The New World Symphony and more.

Having pride in pedagogy, and as a highly active educator, Gore has held teaching positions at the San Diego State University and Seattle University, teaching masterclasses at leading music schools and festivals throughout the country, and served as Guest Artist-in-Residence at the prestigious Hyogo Arts Center Orchestra in Japan in 2013. His approach is thorough and exploratory, meeting the student where their current skill levels are and working towards expansion, intuition and eventual mastery.

Gore holds a bachelor’s degree in double bass performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Albert Laszlo and a master’s degree from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University under Timothy Pitts and Paul Ellison. He enjoys playing a modern Italian bass by Sergio Scaramelli and a likely Mateus Albani bass from the 1650s.


“Travis offers everything I could ever wish for in a bass teacher. He has a thorough and profound knowledge of the standard repertoire, as well as unique and compelling insight into the analysis and performance of contemporary music. He is a generous, thoughtful mentor who gives everything he has to his students, and I simply cannot recommend him highly enough. I would not be where I am today without Travis’ early influence and guidance.”

Brendan Fitzgerald— bass, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

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