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A composer, 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 Steven Zopfi, Giselle Wyers, and 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 Steven Zopfi and the Adelphian Choir at the University of Puget Sound, The Wellspring Ensemble, The Oregon Chorale, and several high schools around the country. His pieces “La Mort Des Amants” and “What Melodious Sounds” were both finalists for the American Prize in Choral Composition.


Up Above the WindsVoicing: SA  Solo(s): Treble Solo / Small Group  Accompaniment: Piano And Violin  Performance Length: 2:16  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Secretary Shōtetsu  Language: Japanese And English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Winter, Autumn  Descriptive Terms: Nature, Winds, Scenic, Driving Piano  First Performance: January 15, 2022 : OMEA All-State Middle School Treble Choir, Victor C. Johnson, Eugene, OR Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 845/1624~2022-Q1)
A Lovely Rose Is SprungVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Piano, Oboe, String Quartet  Performance Length: 4:25  Notation: Standard  Text Source: 16th Century  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Advent, Christmas, Winter  Descriptive Terms: Mary, Nativity, Rose  First Performance: Dec 02, 2017: University of Puget Sound Adelphian Concert Choir, Steven Zopfi, University of Puget Sound Kilworth Chapel, Tacoma, WA Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 845/846~2018-Q3)
At the Mid Hour of NightVoicing: SSAATTBB  Accompaniment: Piano  Performance Length: 4:11  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Thomas Moore  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Spring, Winter  Descriptive Terms: Dream, Loss, Love  First Performance: Apr 04, 2014: Bellevue High School Chamber Choir, Andrew Jacobson, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles, CA Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 845/913~2019-Q1)
La Mort des AmantsVoicing: SSAA  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 3:45  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs Du Mal  Language: French  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Spring, Winter  Descriptive Terms: Death, French, Love, Romantic  First Performance: Mar 01, 2018: Herrmian High School, Andrew Howden, Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Salt Lake City, UT Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 845/1056~2020-Q1)
She Walks in BeautyVoicing: SSAATTBB  Accompaniment: Piano  Performance Length: 4:17  Notation: Standard  Text Source: George Gordon, Lord Byron  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Love, Romance  First Performance: September 01, 2015 : Adelphian Choir, Steven Zopfi, Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 845/1507~2020-Q4)
SolsticeVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Piano, Cello  Performance Length: 5:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Robert Bode  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Winter  Descriptive Terms: Nature, Solemn, Winter  First Performance: Dec 21, 2019: Wellspring Ensemble, Evan Norberg, Phinney Lutheran Church, Seattle WA Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 845/1107~2020-Q2)
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