Erik Jacobson

Erik Jacobson
Erik Jacobson is the General Manager of VCM USA, the choral music foundation supporting the work of VOCES8. He directs the Kalamazoo Male Chorus and will soon begin work as the Executive Director of the Michigan School Vocal Music Association. Erik spent time as the Executive Artistic Director of Milwaukee Children's Choir and taught high school choir for five years.

Recent Posts

Lessons Learned in the First Year of Managing a Children’s Chorus

Erik Jacobson Jun 13, 2019
Getting the opportunity to lead the Milwaukee Children’s Choir taught me countless things. Here are some lessons learned along the way!
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Why Choruses Should Invest in Technology

Erik Jacobson May 27, 2019
Technology serves one very important purpose: improving the chorus's functionality. Find out how various technologies can improve your chorus's operations.
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Inspiring Through Music: One Solution to Choral Elitism

Erik Jacobson May 15, 2019
There's been increasing awareness to the growing problem of choral elitism. We can all agree on one thing: elitism is an obstacle to choral music growth.
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The Key Components of Building Your Choral Community

Erik Jacobson Apr 11, 2019
Building a choral community may be the most important factor in the success of a chorus and it must be built among inside and outside stakeholders.
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Things They Never Told You in Music School - For Artistic Directors of Community Choruses

Erik Jacobson Mar 04, 2019
So you recently graduated from a music program, landed your first Artistic Director job, and are eager to take the choral world by storm. You are ready for every situation that might come your way. Right? Think again. Here are things you have to do that they never told you about in music school.
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What Should a Chorister Handbook for Children's Choirs Entail?

Erik Jacobson Feb 18, 2019
For children's choir administrators, constructing a clear and comprehensive Chorister Handbook may be the most time consuming and frustrating process... but it may also save your life. Here are some best practices and policy writing tips for children's choirs to make the process less painful!
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