Travis Maril


  • Adjunct Faculty - Viola


  • BA, Music, University of Sourthern California
  • MM, Music, Rice University


Travis Maril is Lecturer and Studio Artist Teacher of Viola at San Diego State University, where he is head of the String Division, and Adjunct Viola Faculty at Point Loma Nazarene University. Previously, Mr. Maril taught violin and viola in the Preparatory Department at the Shepherd School of Music (Rice University).  Currently he is President of the San Diego Chapter of the American String Teacher's Association (ASTA) and Co-Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Ensemble Camarada.

Mr. Maril's students have held principal positions in the San Diego Youth Symphony and have attended Itzhak Perlman's Music Program, Music Academy of the West and the Bowdoin International Music Festival.  They have gone on to study at such prestigious institutions as The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory.

As a soloist he has been a winner of the La Jolla Young Artist Competition and Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, the latter win resulting in a performance of Walter Piston's Viola Concerto with the Aspen Academy of Conducting Orchestra. He has toured Europe with the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra and been awarded fellowships to the Aspen and Bowdoin Music Festivals, the Emerson String Quartet Workshop, the Banff Institute, New York String Seminar and Music Academy of theTravis with members of Camarada West.

A passionate chamber musician, Mr. Maril won a top prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with the Hyperion Quartet, had performances broadcast on "Performance Today," and collaborated with musical luminaries including the Miró Quartet, members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and principal players in the San Diego Symphony. He has performed at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, the Mainly Mozart Festival and mulitiple times for La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest. Locally he appears often with Art of Elan, Camarada and the Five Ensemble.  He also performs and records with local band The Tree Ring, whose debut album won a San Diego Music Award.

Mr. Maril performs frequently with the San Diego Symphony and Orchestra Nova, and was a member of the viola section of the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra while still in high school.