Dr. Patrick Jacobs

Professor of Music

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Music, Theatre


B.M., Loyola University; M.M., University of Cincinnati; D.M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Areas of Instruction

Opera, Diction

Dr. Patrick Jacobs

Professor of Music


Born in Louisiana, Dr. Patrick Jacobs attended Loyola University in New Orleans, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music before he finished his education in New York at SUNY Stony Brook. He is a two-time Metropolitan Opera regional finalist and winner of the Orpheus National Vocal Competition. Dr. Jacobs is an established veteran of hundreds of performances in opera and musical theatre. He excels as an actor and singer “with a smooth baritone and a special talent for shifting from comedy to darker mischief.

Dr. Jacobs made his debut as a soloist at Carnegie Hall in a program of sacred music in 2009, and has performed as a soloist in concerts with companies including: the Berkshire Choral Festival, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Northwest Florida Symphony, and New Orleans Symphony Chorus. He is a featured soloist on the debut opera recordings of Hangman, Hangman! and The Town of Greed by Leonardo Balada on the Naxos recording label.

Recent singing engagements include Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte and Colline in La Bohème with Mobile Opera, Narrator / Mysterious Old Man in Into the Woods with Charlottesville Opera, Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore with First Coast Opera, and George Benton in Dead Man Walking with Pensacola Opera.

As the Director of Opera at the University of Mobile, he has stage directed more than twenty-five productions. Recent productions include Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, a double-bill of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel with Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges as well as Menotti’s The Consul. Dr. Jacobs has also been hired to stage direct for Mobile Opera, Mississippi Opera and Natchez Festival of Music.
As a judge and clinician, Dr. Jacobs has worked with the National Association of Teachers of Singing Alabama state auditions, where he currently serves as the Vice-President, the Alabama District VII Solo & Small Ensemble Festival, the Pensacola Music Teachers Association’s Sonata competition, and has served as a guest clinician at the Florida Theater Conference, and with high schools in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.