The Deaftones Win ICCA Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinals

February 3rd, 2014

Photo credit: A Cappella Blog.
The Deaftones perform Patrick Dunnevant’s arrangement of “No Light, No Light” by Florence + The Machine. (Photo credit: Mike Chin, A Cappella Blog).

This semester, I had the pleasure of arranging a three-song set for the Deaftones, the mixed a cappella group at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. These arrangements were performed as part of the Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, and as this was my last year of eligibility in terms of arranging (one must be a student at the school to do so), I was excited to do the honors.

The Deaftones won the competition, and they will advance to the Semifinals on March 29th at Rutgers University.

Mike Chin of A Cappella Blog selected my arrangement of “Pompeii” as one of his picks for Outstanding Arrangement, saying,

“I wrote earlier about making a song your own and highlighting your identity, particularly at the climax of your set, in the last impression you’re leaving on the audience and this was a perfect example of remixing a song to spotlight everything you’ve got. Really lovely subtle weave-in of “No Light, No Light” on the finish. Killer set!”

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