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Mr. Jacob N. Young | Director of Choirs
2400 Memorial Parkway | Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Office Phone | 859.815.2625

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Bachelor of Music Education (Choral Emphasis): Ohio University - Athens, OH
Master of Music Performance (Choral Conducting): Ohio University - Athens, OH


Currently, I direct three choirs at Highlands High School: Chamber Choir, Bel Canto, and the Highlandaires Chorale, as well as manage extracurrricular a cappella groups and a Men's Choir. I am also the Music Director for shows at HHS and teach AP Music Theory as a dual credit course with Northern Kentucky University. As a graduate student at Ohio University,  I was appointed director of the Ohio University Women's Chorale and Associate Conductor of the Singing Men of Ohio and University Singers. After graduating from Ohio University the second time, I taught for four years at Plain Local Schools in Canton, OH where I was the middle school choir director. I was responsible for 7 choirs in the 7th & 8th grades, and responsible for 350+ students in those choirs combined! I also have been choir director at various churches throughout my life.

About me:

Other than music, I enjoy performing/watching Musical Theatre and other stage productions. I follow my teams with blind passion especially my alma mater - The Ohio University Bobcats, and the Cincinnati Reds. When I am done being a teacher for the day, I love being at home with my wife and kids, Cecilia, James, and Augustine.

Official Bio:

Jacob N. Young is the Director of Choirs at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, KY. He directs three choirs at Highlands: Chamber Choir, Bel Canto Women's Choir, and the Highlanaires Chorale. Choirs under his direction have earned Outstanding ratings at KMEA Performance Assessment. Prior to Highlands, Jacob spent four years building a middle school choir program in Canton, OH.He graduated 2009 from Ohio University with a Bachelor's of Music Education, and has earned Master of Music Performance in Choral Conducting also from Ohio. He has studied applied conducting with Dr. Peter Jarjisian, Charles R. Snyder, and Dr. Stephen Carraciolo. During his tenure, he was the primary conductor of the Ohio University Women's Chorale, and assistant conductor of the University Singers, Choral Union, and the Singing Men of Ohio - the men's choir on campus.  Jacob was also a graduate associate for the Ohio University Marching Band, of which he was a member during his undergraduate years.