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Jacob Young

Location: Ohio, USA
    Jacob N. Young is the Choir Director at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, KY. Originally from Portsmouth, Ohio, he did his undergraduate work at Ohio University. After graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Music Education, he returned to OU and earned Master of Music Performance in Choral Conducting. He has studied applied conducting with Dr. Peter Jarjisian, Charles R. Snyder, and Dr. Stephen Carraciolo. During his tenure, he was the primary conductor of the Ohio University Women's Chorale, and assistant conductor of the University Singers, Choral Union, and the Singing Men of Ohio - the men's choir on campus.  Jacob was also a graduate associate for the Ohio University Marching Band, of which he was a member during his undergraduate years.
Ohio University - Athens, OH       Bachelor of Music, '09
                                                           Emphasis: Choral Music Education
Ohio University - Athens, OH       Master of Music Performance, '11
                                                           Emphasis: Choral Conducting
August 2015-present:
Director of Choirs 
Fort Thomas Independent School District, Highlands High School - Fort Thomas, KY                                   
   Classes taught: Chamber Choir, Chorale, Bel Canto, AP Music Theory & 8th Grade Choir
August 2011-June 2015:
Choir Director 
Plain Local Schools, Oakwood Middle School - Canton, OH                                   
   Director: 7th and 8th Grade Choirs
December 2009-June 2011
Music Director 
First United Methodist Church - Parkersburg, WV               
    Director: Sanctuary Choir, and Children's Choir
September 2009-June 2011
Graduate Associate
Ohio University - Athens, OH                                           
    Graduate Conductor - University Singers, Singing Men of Ohio, Choral Union
    Graduate Assistant - Ohio University Marching Band (Marching 110)
Professional Memberships:
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA)
Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA)
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA)
Honorary Memberships:
Pi Kappa Lambda - National Music Honor Society, Beta Phi Chapter
Tau Beta Sigma - Honorary Band Sorority, Alpha Delta Chapter                                        
Kappa Kappa Psi - Honorary Band Fraternity, Alpha Delta Chapter
Scholarship and Awards:
Ohio University College of Fine Arts Graduate Assistantship         
Martha L. Wertz Music Education Scholarship                                 
Houk Marching 110 Award                                                               
Field Commander, Ohio University Marching Band
Kathy Stevens Award, Most Outstanding Band Member                            
College of Fine Arts Dean’s List       
Ohio University School of Music Talent Award
Voices of Canton, Inc. (VOCI)
Ohio University Singers
Singing Men of Ohio
Section 8 (all male a cappella ensemble)
Ohio University Choral Union
Ohio University Opera Theater
Ohio University Marching Band
Ohio Valley Summer Theatre
Southern Ohio Light Opera
Available Upon Request

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