Trey Jacobs has been named the Artistic Director for the Turtle Creek Chorale after serving for six months in the Interim Conductor post. Before arriving in Dallas, Mr. Jacobs was Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities for four years at Eastern Michigan University. While at Eastern Michigan University his choirs performed at the Michigan A.C.D.A Convention and for the Michigan Music Educators Conference. In July 2011, he was the high school choral conductor for Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.
Jacobs has completed his coursework on a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University in East Lansing, a Master of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from East Carolina University in Greenville. At Michigan State University, he was the conductor of the Michigan State University Women's Glee Club, and was the graduate teaching assistant with the Michigan State University Chorale and Choral Union.
Mr. Jacobs was director of Choral Activities at Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida for 11 years. While at Winter Park High School, his choirs consistently received "Superior" ratings at district and state Music Performance Assessments (MPAs).
His choirs performed for three different American Choral Directors Association State Conventions and for the National A.C.D.A. Convention in San Diego, California. He conducted his choirs three times at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Jacobs was a founding director of the Orlando Children's Chorus and was co-conductor of the Bach Children's Choir at Rollins College, conductor for the Orlando Concert Chorale, and conductor of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's Holiday Choir. He has conducted the Florida All-State High School Women's Chorus, honor choirs in Florida, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee, and has adjudicated in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, and Missouri.
Mr. Jacobs is an active member of ACDA, MENC, NATS, OMEA, MSVMA and GALA and maintains a private voice studio.
Trey Jacobs head shot