COYO Executive Director - Dr. Travis Allen

Dr. Travis Allen is known not only as a devoted cello educator but also for his solo and chamber music performances. He is the Principal Cellist with the Central Oregon Symphony, the Bend Cello Collective, and the cellist in the Dove String Quartet.

Travis graduated with his Master degree in Cello from Portland State University, and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While in Portland, Travis performed with members of the Oregon Symphony and the Portland Opera, and currently performs in the Sunriver Music Festival. His studies have been with with Hamilton Cheifetz at Portland State University and Geoffrey Rutkowdski at UC Santa Barbara.

Travis is faculty at Central Oregon Community College, where he currently teaches Music History, as well as second year Music Theory and Musicianship.