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Spartan Dischords perform Sunflower by Post Malone at Accapalooza 2019

In late 2016, during my first semester of college I auditioned for Michigan State's premier all-male acapella group: The Spartan Dischords. Since then I have been an active member of the group, helping lead the tenor 2 section and helming vocal percussion duties. Aside from enjoying my after-school activity that introduced me to so many of my dearest lifelong friends, I was elected Business Manager at the end of my sophomore year.

As Business Manager, I managed the treasury for Dischords, scheduled roughly fifteen gigs a semester, planned three sold-out concerts a year, and booked road trips for the group all across the midwest. Some of the shows that I coordinated for Dischords include "Dischords on Ice!", "Heart Throbz", and "Frosted Tips: an Ode to the 90's". I established a rapport for the group performing at such events as Lansing's annual How-To Halloween convention, the Michigan Apple Butter Festival, TEDxMSU and SpartyWatch.

Using my unique background as a backbone for what I could provide for the group, I designed our website, logo, and t-shirts. I also did all of the design work for our show programs, social media advertisements and posters. The website can be found at www.spartandischords.org. Additionally I produced, filmed and edited much of our online content. One of our more notable productions was our 360º recording of Dancing in the Moonlight, opb. King Harvest. We premiered the video in the 360º projector room in Michigan State's Digital Scholarship Lab, and the video is now shown to prospective MSU students when they tour the MSU library.

Beyond my duties as business manager I also became very enthralled in the acapella music process. I found a passion for arranging music and arranged at least two songs per semester since 2017.

a sample of my arrangement of eleanor rigby opb. the beatles can be downloaded here