Company News

Read Company News on Music Travel Consultants. Music Travel Consultants is a Tour Operator, a travel company that puts together customized trips for its clients. Since 1987, led by accomplished scholastic music directors and musicians, Music Travel Consultants has become first choice for student music group tours by listening to customers, providing industry-leading on-line services and by having professional Tour Directors conduct most trips. Focused on creating custom trips that provide relevant, memorable and rewarding student travel experiences, Indianapolis-based Music Travel partners with customers to successfully do just that, in destinations within the United States and world-wide. Over 165 years combined travel expertise earned in over 68 countries means Music Travel Consultants will anticipate your needs and fulfill your group’s wishes, without surprises or hidden costs.

Music Travel Consultants presents Company News about featured destinations, travelers safety, music education, and some staff highlights.

MTC Announces Partnership with Bennett Travel

Last spring, Music Travel Consultants began talks with the ownership of Bennett Travel. It was determined that a partnership between the two companies would be beneficial for both entities. Over the summer months, the partnership was formed and now known as Bennett Travel, powered by Music Travel Consultants. Bennett Travel has been a Michigan staple in the student travel industry since 2008. Staffed and operated by former educators, Bennett Travel is proud to serve educators and their student groups. Designing tours...

Campbell Retires Leaving Rich Legacy

Rick Campbell is a quick-witted man with a quip in every pocket and a kind word in every breath. As an owner, leader and friend, he has been a guiding force in the processes, professionalism and growth at Music Travel Consultants. This summer, he retired after 44 years in the group travel industry of which 32 were spent with the early companies that eventually became Music Travel Consultants. “I had heard of Rick Campbell when I was a band director,” said...

Dean, Herrmann Join MTC Sales Team

Tom Dean, Travel Designer After 32 years teaching instrumental music in Indiana, Tom Dean joins the Music Travel sales team. Dean holds Music Education degrees from Ball State University (IN) and Bowling Green State University (OH). In 1993, Tom returned to his alma mater, Castle HS (IN) and began a long and fulfilling career. MTC Travel Designer Tom Dean Under his leadership, the Castle Band was a consistent Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) State Finalist in marching band, concert band and jazz...

Staff Additions, New Positions at MTC

With increased demands for student travel comes a need for additional members on the Music Travel office team. Read below about new positions at MTC. Heather Davis joined the Music Travel team just after our return to the office. Heather brings oodles of enthusiasm and wit to her role as MTC's Workplace Culture Consultant. She comes to MTC from a diverse background in leadership and professional development in the private, non-profit and government sectors. Her love of music performance runs deep -...

Michael Gray and Andrew Moran Take on New Roles at MTC

Music Travel Consultants is excited to announce two staff promotions. Michael Gray and Andrew Moran have accepted new challenges on the MTC leadership team. Read below how Gray and Moran will be impacting the company. Michael Gray joined the MTC team in 2009 as a Travel Designer. In 2016, he took on the role of Director of Sales and has been instrumental in achieving the sales goals he set for the company. Gray has been promoted to Vice President of Business...

MTC Adds Health and Safety Team for BOA Grand Nationals

In an effort to support the Music For All mission statement of providing positively life changing experiences, Music Travel Consultants presents our Health and Safety Team. MTC is very fortunate to have Dr. Vivien Tucker, M.D., and Terry Valentine of Valentine Consulting onsite in Indianapolis during the entire BOA event. Their purpose is to assist and advise parents, chaperones, directors and school administrators regarding any possible COVID-19 medical situations. Dr. Vivien Tucker Dr. Tucker was instrumental in creating the COVID-Free Bubble...
Educational Destinations

MTC Sister Company Perfect for Educational Destinations

Music directors across the country have enjoyed the level of commitment, service and value they and their groups have received on a trip with Music Travel Consultants. Utilizing the resources and vast amount of travel knowledge at our fingertips, it was a natural decision to offer those great services in all forms of educational student travel. Enter our division called Educational Destinations. Have you heard of Educational Destinations? Just as MTC is the leader for student music performance travel, Educational Destinations,...
MTC Appreciation Reception

Return of The Midwest Clinic and a Celebration of the Return to Travel

MTC is excited to be back at The Midwest Clinic and to celebrate with you the return of travel. Please join us for a reception on Wednesday afternoon at the Hyatt Regency in McCormick’s Place. You can pick up an admission ticket at the booth on the day of the event or email MidwestCelebration@musictravel.com and we’ll send you all the specifics. Also, schedule an “Oh, The Places We’ll Go,” consultation with your dedicated Travel Designer during the convention. They’ll sit...

Introducing the MTC Trip Journalist

Music Travel Consultants, the leader in student music group travel, is pleased to announce the MTC Student Trip Journalist program. MTC has long supported the success of student musicians. We also fully support all forms of art expression, writing and other academic endeavors by those in performing groups realizing that many additional hidden talents exist in these young leaders. The Trip Journalist should have an interest in journalism, possibly as a future career and is chosen by the group director. The Trip...