Marin Jacobson, D.M.A.

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities

EducationMarin Jacobson

  • D.M.A. Choral Conducting, The University of Iowa
  • M.M. Vocal Performance, The University of Minnesota
  • B.A. Vocal Music Education, St. Olaf College


  • 2010-2021, Professor of Music, Associate Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, Department Chair, and Director or Music Education, Concordia University
  • 2008-2009, Conductor of Grinnell Community Chorus, Grinnell College

Teaching Assignments

  • MUS 100 Applied Conducting
  • MUS 134 Voice Methods and Diction
  • MUS 135 Music Theory and Aural Skills I
  • MUS 210 01 University Chorale
  • MUS 210 03 Chamber Choir: Amplified


A few fun facts about doctoral research included several unexpected circumstances including pouring over privately-owned primary sources in a Brooklyn dining room with sounds of jackhammers and emergency vehicles punctuating the air. In addition to teaching and making music, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, baking, BBC dramas, composing music, reading, quilting, small group Bible study, church, and spending time with family and friends. My husband is a pastor, and we will celebrate our twenty-ninth anniversary this month. Our daughter graduated from college in May, married her college sweetheart a month later, and will student teach this fall. Our son sang and played violin at the wedding and my husband preached.   We look forward to joining the Malone University community!