Travis Mallett has lived amongst the rolling hills of the Palouse his entire life. At the age of eight, he began studying piano under Caroline Germain and was homeschooled until he began studying at Washington State University in 2008. As a sophomore in high school he began to seriously apply himself to music studies with Mrs. Germain. Travis’ family also has a musical history; Travis and his younger sister Trisha have won gold medals performing piano duets at the Musicfest Northwest in Spokane, WA.

At WSU, Travis originally intended to pursue an engineering degree accompanied by a minor in music, but he found the music theory classes so stimulating that he eventually declared a music major as well. Travis studied piano performance with Dr. Jeffery Savage and Dr. Gerald Berthiaume. His experience with piano accompanying, studying with Dr. Karen Savage, was an important inspiration for many of the collaborative pieces in his compositional catalog. Travis’ musical interests include music theory, mathematical applications to musical transformations, composition, and deeper philosophies regarding various musics.

Travis graduated from WSU with three degrees: B.A. Music, B.S. Electrical Engineering, and B.S. General Mathematics. Travis and his wife, Andrea, and their daughter, Audrey, live in Pullman, Washington. Travis is employed as an electrical engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. He hopes to continue studying music and engineering, playing piano and writing music, and most of all, give God the glory in all his endeavors.