ADDITIONAL INTERESTS
Music CompositionMusical Theatre PerformanceMusical Theatre WritingJazz Performance

Ryan Jacobs

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Bio

I am a great candidate because I push myself harder than anyone else I know, and have the talents to foster it. My biggest goal in life is to be the youngest person to win the Tony Award for Best Score of a Musical. I am pushing for that goal right now by writing an original musical about childhood cancer. I am a leukemia survivor myself, and would love to use the musical to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer research, and organ transplant research by giving a percentage of all ticket sales to those foundations. I started studying music before these goals, though. After watching all three of my brothers pursue different areas of music come high school, I loved it all and was constantly hungry to get my hands on every type of music I could manage, whether it was marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, choir, or musical theatre. Some performance highlights include making Principal Horn at my high school as a freshman, winning “Outstanding Jazz Musician” for both piano and voice at Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz Festival, and being selected for a featured quintet while at the 2018 NAfME All-National Honor Choir. Besides piano I have privately studied voice, horn, and dance for around five years. At heart, though, I am a composer. So far, I have written for wind symphony, brass quintet, mixed choir, barbershop quartet, string quartet, big-band jazz, musical theater, and even a simultaneous jazz piano/tap solo. This summer I was a composition major at the 2019 Interlochen Arts Camp where I studied under Dr. Andrew Martin Smith, Dr. Carrie Magin, Dr. Jennifer Jolley, and Dr. Amanda Harberg. My choral piece When All Are Singing was selected as the winner of the 2019 NAfME All-National Student Composers Competition, and I was recently commissioned by Kansas City’s “Voices of Resurrection” choir to write reimagined arrangements of church hymns.

Education

blue valley high schoolHigh School
Jan 2016 - Present
blue valley high schoolJan 2016 - Present
High School

Career

Goals
Dream career field:Music
Dream career goals:Composer and Performer
Experience
Actor (Young Robin)New Theatre and Restaurant
2019 - Present1 year
Staff/VolunteerMatthew's Ministry
2018 - 2018

Arts

IndependentActing

Productions: Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood (Professional Production),Newsies: The Musical (Kansas City Professional Premier),School of Rock: The Musical (Midwestern Premier),Big River,The Music Man,The Diary of Anne Frank,Crazy For You,The Pajama Game,Peter Pan,Charlotte's Web,The Miracle Worker,Sweeney Todd,All Shook Up,Hello, Dolly!,Bye Bye Birdie,High School Musical,Aladdin

2011 - Present
The National Association for Music Eduacation's All-National Honor EnsemblesMusic

Productions: The 2019 All-National Honor Choir Concert,The 2018 All-National Honor Choir Concert

2018 - 2019
Blue Valley High School Competitive Marching BandMarching Band

Productions: Glow (State Championship-winning production),Pitch Black,Gameland,The Art of Cooking

2016 - 2019
Interlochen Arts CampComposition

Productions: Interlochen Student Composers' Concert

2019 - 2019
Blue Valley High School Jazz BandJazz

Productions: Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz Festival ('17-'20),Kansas University Jazz Fesitval ('17-'20)

2017 - Present
The Culture HouseDance

Productions: The Life of Cosette,The Little Mermaid (ballet),Cinderella (ballet),Sleeping Beauty (ballet)

2009 - 2016

Public Services

VolunteeringFreedom Fire - Volunteer
2016 - 2017
VolunteeringMatthew's Ministry - Volunteer and Staff
2018 - 2018

Future Interests

Advocacy
Politics
Volunteering
Philanthropy
Entrepreneurship
Ryan Jacobs
0

Bio

I am a great candidate because I push myself harder than anyone else I know, and have the talents to foster it. My biggest goal in life is to be the youngest person to win the Tony Award for Best Score of a Musical. I am pushing for that goal right now by writing an original musical about childhood cancer. I am a leukemia survivor myself, and would love to use the musical to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer research, and organ transplant research by giving a percentage of all ticket sales to those foundations. I started studying music before these goals, though. After watching all three of my brothers pursue different areas of music come high school, I loved it all and was constantly hungry to get my hands on every type of music I could manage, whether it was marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, choir, or musical theatre. Some performance highlights include making Principal Horn at my high school as a freshman, winning “Outstanding Jazz Musician” for both piano and voice at Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz Festival, and being selected for a featured quintet while at the 2018 NAfME All-National Honor Choir. Besides piano I have privately studied voice, horn, and dance for around five years. At heart, though, I am a composer. So far, I have written for wind symphony, brass quintet, mixed choir, barbershop quartet, string quartet, big-band jazz, musical theater, and even a simultaneous jazz piano/tap solo. This summer I was a composition major at the 2019 Interlochen Arts Camp where I studied under Dr. Andrew Martin Smith, Dr. Carrie Magin, Dr. Jennifer Jolley, and Dr. Amanda Harberg. My choral piece When All Are Singing was selected as the winner of the 2019 NAfME All-National Student Composers Competition, and I was recently commissioned by Kansas City’s “Voices of Resurrection” choir to write reimagined arrangements of church hymns.

Education

blue valley high schoolHigh School
Jan 2016 - Present
blue valley high schoolJan 2016 - Present
High School

Career

Goals
Dream career field:Music
Dream career goals:Composer and Performer
Experience
Actor (Young Robin)New Theatre and Restaurant
2019 - Present1 year
Staff/VolunteerMatthew's Ministry
2018 - 2018

Arts

IndependentActing

Productions: Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood (Professional Production),Newsies: The Musical (Kansas City Professional Premier),School of Rock: The Musical (Midwestern Premier),Big River,The Music Man,The Diary of Anne Frank,Crazy For You,The Pajama Game,Peter Pan,Charlotte's Web,The Miracle Worker,Sweeney Todd,All Shook Up,Hello, Dolly!,Bye Bye Birdie,High School Musical,Aladdin

2011 - Present
The National Association for Music Eduacation's All-National Honor EnsemblesMusic

Productions: The 2019 All-National Honor Choir Concert,The 2018 All-National Honor Choir Concert

2018 - 2019
Blue Valley High School Competitive Marching BandMarching Band

Productions: Glow (State Championship-winning production),Pitch Black,Gameland,The Art of Cooking

2016 - 2019
Interlochen Arts CampComposition

Productions: Interlochen Student Composers' Concert

2019 - 2019
Blue Valley High School Jazz BandJazz

Productions: Kansas City's 18th & Vine Jazz Festival ('17-'20),Kansas University Jazz Fesitval ('17-'20)

2017 - Present
The Culture HouseDance

Productions: The Life of Cosette,The Little Mermaid (ballet),Cinderella (ballet),Sleeping Beauty (ballet)

2009 - 2016

Public Services

VolunteeringFreedom Fire - Volunteer
2016 - 2017
VolunteeringMatthew's Ministry - Volunteer and Staff
2018 - 2018

Future Interests

Advocacy
Politics
Volunteering
Philanthropy
Entrepreneurship
ADDITIONAL INTERESTS
Music CompositionMusical Theatre PerformanceMusical Theatre WritingJazz Performance