Arts Administration

Travis Newton

Travis Newton, director | newtontm@lemoyne.edu | (315) 445-4201

An experienced musician, arts administrator and educator, Travis most recently served as Operations Director of The Florida Orchestra in Tampa Bay, managing the 74-member orchestra's daily operations, including approximately 200 rehearsals and concerts each season.  Travis also served in numerous roles at the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, including Operations Manager, Education Manager, and Director of Community Engagement.  As Operations Manager of the SSO, Travis oversaw the orchestra's tour of the northeast, culminating in a return to Carnegie Hall.

Travis has also played and conducted more than 500 performances of Broadway musicals across the U.S. and Canada as well as multiple guest conducting appearances with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He also performed as section violinist with the orchestras of Syracuse, Charleston and Greensboro, as well as the Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra at Eastern Music Festival, where he previously served as a faculty member. 

Also director of Le Moyne College's music program since 2010, Travis has overseen the growth of the music program and the addition of new student ensembles, including the Le Moyne College Chamber Singers and Pep Band.


Arts Administration Advisory Board

Karel Blakeley Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
George Kulick Associate Dean, Madden School of Business
Phillip Novak Chair, Communication and Film Studies