Jacob White, a native of Owasso, Oklahoma, is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance at Oklahoma State University under the tutelage of Lanette Lopez Compton. Jacob is an avid performer and currently performs with the OSU Wind Ensemble, OSU Symphony Orchestra, OSU Horn Choir, and OSU Horn Octet. In the past he has performed with the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute Symphony Orchestra, BAHQ, and the FOOSA Philharmonic in Fresno, California. In the fall of 2018, Jacob will be attending the University of Redlands School of Music to earn a Master's of Music in Horn Performance under Adam Wolf.
Jacob is an avid music arranger and frequently arranges music in his free time. He has been arranging music for various ensembles for more than five years. Many of his arrangements have been played by the OSU Horn Choir, OSU Trombone Choir, OSU Saxophone Octet, Kendall Betts Horn Camp Ensemble, and the Texas All Star Horn Professors Horn Choir. Jacob's arrangements have been played at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, the Trombonanza Festival in Argentina, the 2018 Texas Music Educator's Association Convention, and at various schools through the southern United States.
Jacob also frequently composes music for solo horn and horn ensemble. 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). He was recently 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; it will receive 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: "Mission: Titan", a work depicting a mission to Saturn's moon Titan for horn octet and percussion and "Reverie", a short work for horn and piano. Currently, he is working on a concerto for horn and percussion ensemble to be premiered later this year and a concerto for horn, strings, and timpani.