2021 All-State Band

All-State Band Conductor Bio

Travis J. Cross (he/him) serves as professor of music at UCLA, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, directs the graduate wind conducting program, and chairs the music department. He was also associate dean for academic mentoring and opportunity during the initial years of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Cross has conducted the UCLA Wind Ensemble at the California All-State Music Education Conference and College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division conference and prepared the band for centenary performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

During five years as wind ensemble conductor at Virginia Tech, Cross led students in performances at the Virginia Music Educators Association conference, Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall and developed the Virginia Tech Band Directors Institute into a major summer conducting workshop.

Cross earned doctor and master of music degrees in conducting from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and the bachelor of music degree cum laude in vocal and instrumental music education from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. His principal teachers were Mallory Thompson and Timothy Mahr. Prior to graduate study, he taught for four years at Edina (Minn.) High School, where he conducted two concert bands and led the marching band program.

Cross contributed a chapter to volume four of Composers on Composing for Band, available from GIA Publications. His more than 20 original compositions and arrangements are published by Boosey & Hawkes, Daehn Publications, and Theodore Music. He has appeared as a guest conductor, composer, and clinician in more than 30 states; Canada, China, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates; and at the Midwest Clinic and has engagements in California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Wyoming, Virginia, and Korea during the 2019–20 season. Cross is a Yamaha Master Educator.

2021 ALL-STATE REGISTRATION & AUDITION DATES

August 16 - September 6: All-State registration for students open ($25 application fee).

September 7 - September 13: Late registration for All-State available ($45 application fee).

September 13 @ 11:59 PM CST: Registration closed, no more applications accepted.

September 15 - September 25 @ 11:59 PM CST: Website portal opens and closes for instrumental audition uploads.

October 18 @ 8:00 AM: All-State Selections announced. 

2021 ALL-STATE BAND REPERTOIRE

TITLE COMPOSER
John Mackey Undertow
Travis J. Cross Memento
Omar Thomas Of Our New Day Begun 

 

AUDITION MATERIALS & MANUALS

Audition materials for the 2021 All-State Band are now available. Please click the link below to view the audition materials.

2021 All-State Band Audition Materials

Auditions manuals are available to download by clicking the buttons below.

2021 Auditions Manual & General Info 
2021 Wind/Percussion Auditions Manual