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.