New to the BSMC faculty for 2012 is Ken Travis, sound designer and engineer. He started as a roadie for numerous rock bands in the mid 90‘s while attending college in upstate New York. A gig as a music editor for a pyrotechnic company led to work editing music for a dance company, which led to designing for theater at SUNY Fredonia.

After Fredonia Travis attended Yale School of Drama from 1996-97 before heading to NYC. He then slung a wrench, rigged, mixed, assisted and did whatever it takes to get noticed in NY. His Broadway design include the current hit musical, Newsies, as well as Memphis, The ThreePenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, and Steel Magnolias.

He has also worked for numerous New York and regional theaters and companies including: The 5th Avenue Theater, McCarter Theater, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, LA Center Theater Group, Guthrie Theater, KC Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, NYSF Public Theater, CSC, Signature Theater NYC, SoHo Rep,Vineyard Theater, The Civilians, Mabou Mines, and national and international festivals and tours.

He is the head of audio for the summer festival Celebrate Brooklyn and occasionally returns to his rock roots as the FOH engineer for artists such as Ingrid Michaelson and Joshua Radin.