Back when I was in college, thinking about making a career of a cappella, there were very, very few individuals on the planet who seemed to understand the power and potential in our music. Ben was one of them, and like a hall of fame franchise quarterback, he lead the Duke Pitchforks to excellence year after year.
To call him a true believer would be a significant understatement, because he not only knew what a cappella could be, but he made it happen year after year, and many of the people whose lives he touched have gone on to spread the spirit and sound to many others.
So when you come across a viral a cappella video, or see The Sing Off, or watch Pitch Perfect, know that there's a little bit of Ben in every note.
- Deke Sharon