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Faculty

Jacob Harrison

Jacob Harrison, Director

Jacob Harrison is the newly appointed director of orchestral activities and associate professor of conducting at Texas State University. At his previous institution, he received multiple awards for his teaching as the director of the orchestra program and professor of conducting at Iowa State University.

Dr. Harrison has conducted orchestras across the country, leading performances of the great symphonies, concertos, overtures, choral masterworks, opera, and ballet. He is also an ally of living composers through constant inclusion of their works in his programming along with commissioning and premiering new works for orchestra.

As an in-demand conductor and educator, Jacob maintains a busy schedule conducting professional orchestras, all-state and honor ensembles, and offering clinics around the country. Recent engagements include leading performances with the Arizona Ballet and The Phoenix Symphony, the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, All-State Orchestras in Arizona, Iowa, and North Carolina, and clinics in Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin.


Studio Faculty

Woodwinds

Dr. Adah Toland Jones - Flute
Dr. Ian Davidson - Oboe
Dr. Vanguel Tangarov - Clarinet
Mr. Stephen Girko - Clarinet
Mrs. Daris Word-Hale - Bassoon

Percussion

Mr. Genaro Gonzalez
Ms. Kari Klier
Mr. Bobby Lopez
Mr. George Garza