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Jay N. Jacobs is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Joining the McNeese faculty in 2007, he directs the Cowboy Marching Band and Basketball Band, conducts the wind symphony and teaches courses in conducting. Dr. Jacobs holds the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from West Virginia University and earned the Masters of Music in Conducting and Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degrees from the University of Florida.
Dr. Jacobs has served as a clinician and adjudicator in West Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas, and as a presenter at several professional conferences. He has performed in or conducted ensembles internationally and has served as a guest conductor with the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra. He most recently received the McNeese President’s Award for Outstanding Mentorship and was selected as Faculty Member of the Year by the McNeese Student Government Association.