An accessible arrangement for four parts of this wonderful hymn
About Andrew Jacobson
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A composer, educator, conductor, and active pianist, Andrew Jacobson is currently the Director of Choirs at Bellevue High School in Bellevue, Washington. He holds an advanced degree in Music Education from Boston University, in addition to a BM in Music Education from the University of Washington where he studied with Dr. Steven Zopfi, Dr. Giselle Wyers, and Dr. Geoffrey Boers. He is in demand as a Washington State Solo and Ensemble Clinician for the male voice, small vocal ensembles, and large vocal ensembles. In addition to his Solo and Ensemble work, he is active as a choral festival clinician across Washington State. He is also an active proponent and educator in teaching music literacy to junior high and high school choral students.
As a composer, his works have gained popularity across the country and internationally. He has had works premiered by Dr. Steven Zopfi and the Adelphian Choir at the University of Puget Sound, The Oregon Chorale, the Wellspring Ensemble, and several high school choirs across the world.
Andrew’s music is beautifully crafted, accessible, and shows a real sensitivity to the text. Being a choral conductor, pianist, and singer himself, he is familiar with what works and what doesn’t and his innate artistry shows up in every bar. We had the pleasure of performing a number of his pieces and they were always well received by the choir and the audience. As a collaborator I have found Andrew open to listening and engaging with others and bringing his best to all his projects. He is also an excellent clinician and works well with choirs of all ages. Highly recommended!