Kevin Badanes has been directing and singing with a cappella ensembles for 25 years. He holds the DMA in conducting from Stony Brook University and founded the Long Island Chamber Singers. He has served as director of choral activities at several universities, most notably Virginia Tech. He arranges for Avante and is proud to have assembled this rocking group of singers. When not singing, Kevin is an avid tennis player, is writing a musical, and is eagerly awaiting the return of Internet poker. He is also addicted to his grill.