In all of my compositions, I strive to achieve one main goal: to uplift the audience. I believe that music should be a journey, an artistic narrative that will enlighten listeners with a sense of hope and direction. This is not to say that all my work is programmatic, but simply that I intend for every piece to capture and carry an audience’s attention in a meaningful way. I firmly trust in divine inspiration and believe that it is my responsibility as an artist to share the products of this inspiration with others. It is my conviction that music provides the most powerful, spiritual method of communication available, and it is through this that we can bring harmony into a dissonant world.
2017 Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prize
sponsored by NDSU Challey School of Music
Dolce Suono Ensemble: 2017 Steven Stucky Young Composers
National Federation of Music Clubs - Jr. Composers
WI School Music Association - Student Composition Project
Project 21 Prize for Music Composition
NextNotes TM High School Composition Awards
Please contact the composer if you are interested in purchasing/performing any of the compositions below.
To Soar with Peace
Death's Door (view sample)
[clarinet, horn, violin, cello, piano]
Our Rhyme (view sample)
Sempre nella luce (view sample)
[flute, cello, piano]
Hodie Christus natus est! (view sample)
[SATB choir, with optional piano]
Through Night (view sample)
[flute, clarinet, violin, cello]
Sonata for Violin and Piano (view sample)
Videos of the world premiere of the Sonata (click arrows to maximize).
Midsummer's Music Festival, East H.S., Green Bay, WI - July 14, 2016
understanding (view sample)
[clarinet, violin, cello, percussion]
Gale (view sample)
[alto sax., euphonium, cello, percussion, piano]
Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor: I. Allegro agitato (view sample)
[full orchestra, piano]
Evening Prayers (view sample)
[violin, cello, harp]
Additionally, Jacob has eight pieces published by Alliance Publications, Inc. Please click the links to the right to view and/or purchase any of these pieces.