Travis R. Bloom
NYC accompanist & coach
Travis is currently on the artistic staff as a coach and accompanist at the Manhattan School of Music. In January of 2020, he served as the cover pianist for the highly anticipated debut of Intimate Apparel by Ricky Ian Gordon at Lincoln Center. Travis will be returning to the Intimate Apparel team, when the show reopens in January of 2022. For the past three summers he has worked as a faculty coach with the Chautauqua Institute Voice Program under the direction of Marlena Malas. During his time at Chautauqua, he worked closely with composers Ricky Ian Gordon and Ben Moore, presenting recitals of their music. He has also accompanied master classes with Reneé Fleming, Susan Graham, and Craig Rutenberg.
Since joining the New York City classical music scene in 2016, Travis has been a staff pianist for the Bronx Opera Company and the International Vocal Arts Institute under the direction of Joan Dornemann and Paul Nadler. He also worked as the faculty coach for Joan Patenaude-Yarnell’s summer voice institute in 2017.
In the summer of 2015, Travis served as the staff pianist for the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy in Germany where he was also selected by casting director, Andreas Geier, to accompany auditions at the Baden-Baden Opera House. In 2013, he joined the Indiana University Ballet and Opera Theater music staff as the rehearsal pianist & coach for Rossini's Italian Girl in Algiers, Menotti's The Last Savage, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, and J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. While at Indiana University, Travis accompanied numerous voice recitals, master classes, competitions, auditions, and opera workshop productions. Prior to coaching at IU, he worked as the chorus master for the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival (2010-2012) training opera choruses for Bizet's Carmen and Verdi's La Traviata.
Travis has a passion for the vocal arts and his coaching platform is based upon musical accuracy, dramatic integrity, language proficiency, performance practice techniques, and vocal health. Travis also enjoys performing and coaching other musical genres including jazz and musical theater.