Resume

Education

Columbia University, NY, NY

D.M.A., Music Composition (1993)

University of California, Berkeley

M.A., Music Composition (1986)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

B.A., Music/Composition (1984)

Conducting Studies

Michael Senturia (University of California, Berkeley)
George Rothman (Columbia University)

Saxophone Studies

George Cordeiro, George Garzone, Lynn Klock

Awards & Honors (selected)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship (2018)
  • East Carolina University College of Fine Arts & Communication Research/Creative Activity Grant (2018)
  • Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professor of Music, East Carolina University School of Music (2014-pres.)
  • Guest Composer, Composers Conference (2015)
  • Charles Ives Fellowship, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (2005)
  • East Carolina University Scholar-Teacher Award (2004)
  • East Carolina University Research/Creative Activity Grant (2001)
  • East Carolina University Research/Creative Activity Grant (1999)
  • Utah Composers Guild Composition Competition, Orchestra Category 2nd prize (1994)
  • Nominee, Annual Award in Music, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (2017, 2002, 1994, 1988)
  • Dr. Boris and Eda Rapaport Prize in Composition, Columbia University (1992)
  • President’s Fellowship, Columbia University (1991)
  • Dr. Boris and Eda Rapaport Prize in Composition, Columbia University (1990)
  • Fellow, Wellesley Composer’s Conference (1989)
  • First Prize, Nicola DiLorenzo Prize in Composition, University of California (1986)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of California (1986)
  • Second Prize, Nicola DiLorenzo Prize in Composition, University of California (1985)
  • Chancellor’s Award, University of Massachusetts (1983)
Articles, other media

Elements of a Style,” Current Musicology, Issue No. 67-68, New York, Columbia University, fall, 1999.

Imagine That,Composition Studies, Issue 43.2, Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati, Fall, 2015.

Media related to teaching activities at East Carolina University:

Teaching Experience

1998-present: School of Music, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

2014 – : Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professor of Music
2009 – : Professor of Music
2002 – 2009: Associate Professor of Music
1998 – 2002: Assistant Professor of Music

Composition, Electronic Music, Orchestration, Music Theory, Musicianship, Advanced Analysis, Music of Modern & Post-Modern Eras, Founding Director of North Carolina NewMusic Initiative

2015 – : Snow Pond Composers Workshop; Co-Director (with Rick Nelson)

1995-98: Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN.  Assistant Professor of Music

Other Positions
Contact Information

Ed Jacobs
302 A.J. Fletcher Music Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 328-4280
eddie@edwardjacobs.org or jacobse@ecu.edu