With 25 years in media, Mark Travis has just about done it all, serving as a writer, producer, broadcaster, lecturer, podcaster, artist, multicam director, video editor and audio engineer for some of the world's leading arts organizations.
Currently Director of Media Production for the New York Philharmonic, from 1999 to 2011 Mark served as a producer for Chicago’s WFMT Radio Network, where he wrote and directed more than 800 nationally syndicated programs. He also has an extensive discography as a music producer, including three Grammy-nominated recordings by the New York Philharmonic. Other credits include projects with Carnegie Hall’s Song Studio with Renée Fleming, Ensemble Connect, Handel & Haydn Society, Ensemble Companio, Living Music with Nadia Sirota—Pirate Radio Edition, the 92nd Street Y, the National Youth Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Chorale, UMS, Interlochen Public Radio, Greenwich Choral Society, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as a regular guest lecturer for Mannes College of Music at New School University and the Grand Piano Series in Naples, Florida.
Mr. Travis is a member of NARAS and serves on both the Grand Jury and Radio Advisory Board for the New York Festivals International Broadcasting Competition. He has also served as juror and Music Committee Chair for the United States Artists panel in Los Angeles.
Recipient of more than 30 medals and trophies for his broadcast work, Mark received the 2015 Grand Jury Prize to go along with his five best-director awards from the New York Festivals, and he was named a special honoree for his writing in the 2017 Webby Awards.