Travis Branam has a passion for music, inclusivity, and inspiring today’s youth. A Colorado resident since 2008 with top-notch experience conducting many notable choruses in the Denver area, Travis is proud and excited to join the Artistic Staff of the Denver Children’s Choir.
Travis is most well-known for creating Vocal Coalition (VOCO), a unique and modern alternative to traditional youth choir where youth sing and rap in any genre with the Colorado artists who wrote the songs they learn.
Travis’ degree in Music Education, K-12, will serve him well as he will be conducting a Timberline and Alpine ensemble at the Park Hill location as well as co-conducting our Summit Singers with Maritza Lynch for our Neighborhood Choir Program. He will also co-conduct our Fourteeners and Mountain Aires with Music Director, Lisa Cameron.
Before moving to Colorado, Travis taught general music at East Ward Elementary School, a Title I School in Killeen, Texas for three years. In 2019, one of Travis’ former East Ward students got the golden buzzer as an adult on America’s Got Talent.
From 2008 to 2017, Travis was an Assistant Conductor for Colorado Children’s Chorale, directing the Prep Choir and assisting with all other choirs in their auditioned, professional training programs, and their school partnership program.
For eight years (2014-2021), Travis was also an Assistant Conductor for the Colorado Symphony Chorus, a post he held until joining the DCC staff. He is also the worship pastor at Lakewood Church of Christ.
But perhaps most important of all, what Travis is most well-known for is creating Vocal Coalition (VOCO), a unique and modern alternative to traditional youth choir where youth sing and rap in any genre with the artists who wrote the songs they learn. He’s presented about VOCO several times at major conferences like Chorus America, the Colorado Music Educators Association, and the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented, and has even given a TEDx Talk about it.