Patrick Dunnevant (b. 1989) is a composer, conductor, and baritone based in Nashville, Tennessee. His music, which has been praised for its “lustrous sonic colors,” (ArtsNash) has been studied and performed by a range of ensembles and performers across the country, including Portara Ensemble, Canticum Novum at Westminster Choir College, sync|duo, the LaGuardia Girls Chorus, the Omicron Rho Sinfonia Chorale, the Nashville Collegiate Orchestra, percussionist Daniel Kozlowski, bass Cody Muller, the Wedgewood Chorale, the September Foundation Chorus, and in several All-State and regional honor choirs. 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 of Rider University, 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 Westminster 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. Patrick has also collaborated with local Nashville musicians as a member of the Nashville Symphony Chorus and PULSE [new music ensemble].
He currently serves as the Assistant Director of Nashville’s Portara Ensemble, as well as Music Director for the Nashville Collegiate Orchestra Chorus and the Coordinator of Vocal Music for the Nashville Chamber Music Series, an organization dedicated to creating intimate performances in unconventional settings. While at Belmont receiving his B.M. in Music Education, he co-founded Belmont’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.
Patrick is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, in which he has served as Fraternity Education Officer and Music Director of the Omicron Rho Sinfonia Chorale.