Travis Peterson, joined the Utah Symphony as principal trumpet in 2013. He grew up on a dairy farm outside of the central Minnesota town of Milaca. He started playing trumpet at the age of 10 and joined the school band and jazz band. While in high school and during his first years in college, he was also a member of the drum and bugle corps, The Madison Scouts. After high school, he went on to study music education at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied with Edmund Cord. After finishing his degree at IU, he went on to receive his Graduate Diploma in performance from The New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. He studied with Ben Wright and Tom Rolfs, both of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He played with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach for 3 years under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Travis has performed with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra, Artosphere Festival Orchestra, and Opera North. He has also played as guest assistant principal in the Grant Park orchestra in Chicago. He can regularly be seen performing with the String’s Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado during the summer under the direction of Michael Sachs, principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra. Travis has performed several times with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, including their 3 week European Tour, and the Boston Pops and has also performed as guest principal trumpet with the San Francisco Symphony. Additionally, he has performed as guest associate principal trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Peterson is happily married to the love of his life.