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John Jacobson Biography

John Jacobson

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John Jacobson has choreographed, directed and performed in hundreds of staged productions throughout the nation and the world including Grand Opening Ceremonies for Tokyo Disneyland in Japan, portions of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and served as choreographer for Reagan's Presidential Inauguration and The Singing Sergeants.

John received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (Choral) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he performed in, and eventually directed, The Wisconsin Singers. He has served as guest clinician at such events as the Showchoir Camps of America, The Brightleaf Music Festival and hundreds of festivals, workshops, camps and reading sessions throughout the country. The highly successful John Jacobson Workshops, which are one-day choreography sessions, are held each summer for directors and students and are sponsored by local music dealers and Hal Leonard Corporation.

John continues to work as consulting writer choreographer, director and performer for Walt Disney Productions while conducting seminars for students and music educators as a free-lance entertainment consultant. He is creator and founder of the non-profit organization America Sings! and has authored Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance and Puttin' On The Glitz (both Basics of Choreography Book and Video Series). In addition, he has written the Production Guides, including staging and choreography, for many publications including: SRO, I Love Christmas, Disney Spectacular, All American, Nickelodeon, Rock On!, Land Of A Thousand Dances, A Good Old Vaudeville Show, Surfin' USA, One Magic Christmas, Cool Yule, Once Upon A Christmas, Top 40 and The Beat Goes On. He has co-written musicals including The Birthday Of A King, It's A Small World, People Got To Be Free, Westward Ho! and Forever Free and provided commentary for The Art Of Entertainment sourcebook. Additionally, John has a catalog of 42 Showcase Videos. All of the above are publications of Hal Leonard Corporation.

John Jacobson Videos


Because You Were There

Because You Were There

Here is a beautiful ballad about love and friendship, what it means to be a friend and the importance that friendship can be to someone who really needs it.