Patrick Dunnevant (b. 1989) is a composer, conductor, and baritone based in Nashville, Tennessee. His compositions, which have been praised for their “lustrous sonic colors,” (ArtsNash), have been performed by regional and All-State honor choirs across the country and the UK, and are published by Colla Voce Music and GIA Publications, Inc. His works have been published by Colla Voce Music and GIA Publications, Inc.
He received his Master of Music degree in Composition from Westminster Choir College, where he studied under Stefan Young and Joel Phillips. While there, he served as a member and soloist with several critically-acclaimed ensembles, including the Westminster Choir and the early music ensemble Kantorei. As a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, he performed under the batons of several of the world’s leading conductors, including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Barenboim, Andrew Manze, and Vladimir Jurowski. Other performing credits include serving as a puppeteer and chorister in acclaimed productions of John Adams’ El Niño and Leoš Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová (Spoleto Festival USA) and serving as a chorus member in a concert production of Berg’s Wozzeck with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen. Recently, he performed as a soloist with the Nashville Concerto Orchestra, singing selected movements from The Presidential Song Cycle by Benjamin Jones.
Patrick currently serves as the Assistant Director of Nashville’s Portara Ensemble; recently, he has prepared and conducted the choir in performances of Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, BWV 39 by J.S. Bach, i remember, a world premiere by Cortlandt Matthews, and Mass by Steve Dobrogosz. He is also the Vocal Music Coordinator for the Nashville Chamber Music Series, an organization dedicated to creating intimate performances in unconventional settings. Additionally, he currently sings as a member of the professional choir Vocal Arts Nashville and serves as a baritone section leader at West End United Methodist Church.
Patrick is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. While in college, he co-founded Belmont University’s award-winning a cappella group, The Beltones, serving for two years as the primary arranger and Music Director. He is a prolific arranger in the scholastic a cappella community; his works have been performed and recorded by groups in Illinois, New Jersey, Arizona, Tennessee, Virginia, New York, Oregon, Florida, and the UK.