A Cappella

Encore sounds best when supporting the soloist lyrically with large harmonic stacks, and arranger Patrick Dunnevant supplies many of these moments to showcase the ensemble.

– Dan Fister, Recorded A Cappella Review Board

Patrick Dunnevant was the co-founder, first music director, and primary arranger of Belmont University’s internationally-recognized a cappella group, The Beltones. He arranged six out of seven songs that were recorded for the debut EP, and over fifty percent of the music the group performed in its first two years. Recently, his arrangements have been performed and studied by the Girls Chorus at LaGuardia High School, the Deaftones at Westminster Choir College, the Garnetts at Union College, the C Notes at Centennial High School in Portland, Oregon, the Women’s Glee Club at the University of Illinois, Encore at Ensworth High School, and Soulstice at Virginia Tech. His arrangement of “My Mind” by YEBBA was featured on Voices Only 2020: Volume 1.

“Here we have the Beltones, this brand new group, really showing the depth of their musical reach…Patrick Dunnevant, who was one of the co-founders, actually sings the lead here and he did the arrangement, which I was really impressed by. He wasn’t afraid to do some chord substitutions and play with the texture of it while still retaining, I think, the nobility of the original hymn.”

– Dave Brown, Mouth Off Podcast

He is also the arranger and performer of ACappellaVGM, a YouTube channel specializing in a cappella covers of video game music. His covers have earned him two “Best Vocal Cover or Remix” awards at VGM Con, and his channel has accumulated over 300,000 views.


And So It Goes by Billy Joel [WATCH]
by the Beatles
Bored by Billie Eilish
by Ariana Grande
The Chain 
by Ingrid Michaelson [LISTEN]
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
by Gnarls Barkley [WATCH]
Don’t Blame Me
by Taylor Swift
Earth by Imogen Heap [WATCH]
Erase Me
by Lizzy McAlpine feat. Jacob Collier
Evergreen by YEBBA
Feel Again by Jovan Perez
Fred Jones Pt. 2 by Ben Folds [WATCH]
Good Time
by Owl City, feat. Carly Rae Jepsen
Grown Up Christmas List by Amy Grant
Happier Than Ever by Billie Eilish
Here (In Your Arms) 
by Hellogoodbye [WATCH]
by Zayde Wolf 
I Know What You Did Last Summer
by Shawn Mendes
Little Secrets by Passion Pit [LISTEN]
Little April Shower 
from Disney’s “Bambi” (restricted use)
by Billie Eilish
by Billy Joel (co-arranged with Jens Jacobsen)
My Mind by YEBBA [WATCH]
No Light, No Light by Florence + the Machine
Oblivion by M83 [WATCH]
Oscar Wilde
by Company of Thieves
Paper Hearts by Tori Kelly
Pompeii by Bastille
Put Your Records On
 by Corinne Bailey Rae [WATCH]
River of Tears by Alessia Cara
She by Laura Mvula
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
Slow Me Down by Emmy Rossum
Stand Up by Cynthia Erivo (from “Harriett”)
Stay the Night by Zedd feat. Hayley Williams [WATCH]
Stop (Just Love) by Us the Duo
Stop This Train by John Mayer [WATCH]
Suspension by Mae [WATCH]
Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield [LISTEN]
West Coast by OneRepublic
Without You
by David Guetta feat. Usher [WATCH]
Wonderful World by James Morrison [WATCH]


Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
All About That Bass
 by Meghan Trainor [WATCH]
 by OneRepublic
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
Black Horse and a Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall
Buzzcut Season by Lorde
Dancing in the Moonlight as performed by Toploader
Dancing Queen by ABBA
Don’t Wait by Mapei
by Alicia Keys
Feelin’ Good as performed by Michael Bublé
Half the Man by Rozzi Crane
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You as performed by Pentatonix
In My Life by The Beatles
I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
I Will Survive/I’m A Survivor Medley by Gloria Gaynor & Destiny’s Child
 by Fleetwood Mac [WATCH]
Let It Go by James Bay
No Scrubs 
by TLC
Resilient by Rising Appalacia [WATCH]
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) by Stevie Wonder [WATCH]
Somebody to Love by Queen
Sunday Morning by Maroon 5
Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics
Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
Vienna by Billy Joel
Where You Lead
 by Carole King
White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes/Pentatonix [WATCH]
You Go Down Smooth by Lake Street Dive


Adelaide by Anberlin
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
It’s Time by Imagine Dragons
My Girl by The Temptations
Take Me To Church by Hozier
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

3 thoughts on “A Cappella

  1. Hi, I am a music teacher in England who runs a vocal group and I notice that your arrangement of Put Your Records On, I really like it. My students would love to do this, is there anywhere I can get hold of the score?

  2. Hello,
    I’m looking for All about that bass for my french choir. Can you help me with your arrangement ? Thanks a lot.

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