About Me

I'm Rebecca Blum, and I love to arrange a cappella.

Why should I pay you to arrange a song for us?
Good question.
  • Professional-quality arrangements of any style and source
  • All arrangements personally arranged by me (unlike other websites with faceless arranger-monkeys)
  • Extensive experience with arranging for groups of all different experience levels, voice parts, and sizes
  • Super fast - arrangements completed within two weeks (or faster by special arrangement)
  • Carefully written voice parts by an arranger with classical training and perfect pitch
  • Years and years of experience editing others' arrangements
  • Interactive process includes one round of feedback from you
What kind of songs do you arrange?
  • Pop/rock with solo lead
  • Pop/rock with solo incorporated into ensemble parts
  • Traditional songs and melodies
  • Other styles (e.g. comedic performers, musicals, Disney, religious pieces)
What kind of groups do you arrange for?
  • College a cappella groups
  • Traditional high school choruses of any size or skill level
  • Religious groups looking for unique arrangements of traditional songs
  • Professional singing groups looking for a clever new arrangement
  • Anything in between
What's your musical background?
I studied piano for 12 years growing up, and have been singing in choruses since I was 7 years old. In high school I joined an all-female group and fell in love with a cappella and vocal arranging. I majored in music in college, studying theory, composition, and history, and sang with Out of the Blue (www.yaleootb.com), a co-ed, pop/rock acappella group. I was the music director of OOTB for two consecutive years, and arranged dozens of new songs.

I have a solid grounding in traditional choral music. In college, I sang in the Yale Glee Club under Jeffrey Douma and had a chance to perform in amazing venues like Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, St. Peter's in Rome, and City Hall in Sydney, Australia. I've sung under some notable guest conductors such as Sir David Willcocks and Krzysztof Penderecki, and was a paid singer in lab choirs throughout my four years of college, working with 16 different graduate conducting students. As part of my music major, I studied choral conducting, took three years of voice lessons, and gained a working knowledge of vocal pedagogy.

After I graduated college, I continued to arrange for a cappella groups I sang with in Boston and Providence (Undertone, No Parachute, and Staff Meeting) as well as for Out of the Blue, the Simmons Sirens, and Yale's Whim 'n' Rhythm. For five years I sang soprano in the Cambridge-based ensemble Musica Sacra (www.musicasacra.org); my solo performances included John Rutter's Requiem, Allegri's Miserere, and a commissioned work by composer Osnat Netzer. Musica Sacra has premiered two arrangements I created for them: the Civil War folk song, "The Battle of Shiloh's Hill," and a piece written by Jim Papoulis for WGBH's Sing That Thing!, "Qui Canitis Res".

I now live in Providence, RI and am currently performing in a two-person project called Flirtation Device.