Biography

Jacob White, a native of Owasso, Oklahoma, is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Horn Performance at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. He is studying with the freelancer and composer Adam Wolf. Jacob is an avid performer and freelancer in the Los Angeles area. He currently performs with the UofR Wind Ensemble, UofR Orchestra, Encore Studios, and the American Youth Symphony. In the past, Jacob has performed with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and the FOOSA Philharmonic in Fresno, California. He has also been a soloist with the University of Redlands Orchestra, performing the Gordon Jacob Concerto for Horn and Strings.

Jacob has attended several horn-related workshops throughout the United States and competed in several competitions. He was the winner of the High Horn Orchestral Mock Audition at the Mid-South Horn Workshop in 2017 in Conway, Arkansas and his quartet, BAHQ, won the Quartet Competition at the Mid-South Horn Workshop in 2016 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Recently, Jacob placed second in the University of Redlands Concerto Competition. He will perform the Concerto for Horn and Strings by Gordon Jacob with the University of Redlands Orchestra.

Jacob is an avid music arranger and frequently arranges music when not performing. He has been arranging music for various ensembles for more than seven years. Many of his arrangements have been played by various Oklahoma State University Instrumental Studios, the Kendall Betts Horn Camp Ensemble, and the Texas All Star Horn Professors Horn Choir. Jacob's arrangements have been played at International Horn Symposiums, the Trombonanza Festival in Argentina, the 2018 Texas Music Educator's Association Convention, and at various schools and workshops throughout the southern United States.

Jacob also frequently composes music for solo horn and horn ensembles. His first composition, “In a Forsaken World” Concertino for Horn and Piano, was premiered in Spring 2017 on his senior recital by Richard Riedl and Michael Schneider (pianomike.com). Jacob was commissioned by Denise Tryon, Professor of Horn at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, to write a piece for low horn and piano. "Maiden Voyage" for Low Horn and Piano will be recorded this summer for Denise Tryon's next solo album and it received its premiere at the 50th International Horn Symposium "The Golden History of Horn" in Muncie, Indiana on August 3rd, 2018. Jacob has also written several other works for horn, including:

  1. "Mission: Titan", a work depicting a mission to Saturn's moon, Titan, for horn octet and percussion.

  2. "Reverie", a short work for horn and piano.

  3. “Hell’s Fury”, a concerto for horn and percussion ensemble.

  4. “The Mark of Athena”, a concerto for horn, strings, and timpani, commissioned by Ashlyn Phillips (M.M at UTA).

In his free time, Jacob enjoys playing video games, watching Netflix, and fishing.

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