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

  • Voice Methods and Diction
  • University Chorale
  • Chamber Choir: Amplified
  • Choral Conducting
  • Choral Methods and Literature


Conductor, composer, mezzo soprano, and music educator, Dr. Marin Jacobson serves as Director of Choral Activities, Department Chair and Voice Area Coordinator at Malone University. Previously, she served for eleven years as Music Department Chair, Director of Music Education, and Associate Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Concordia University Irvine. 

Beyond the university, she is a frequent clinician and adjudicator. Jacobson earned the DMA in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy from The University of Iowa, a MM in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota, and a BA in Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College. Her professional activities include scholarship, performance, and composition. Her composition Two Benedictions was published in summer 2022 by MorningStar Music and her research was featured in a Choral Journal article “Text and Musical Gesture in the Choral Music of Rebecca Clarke.” While living in California, Jacobson sang with the Pacific Chorale and premiered several of her compositions with the Concordia University choirs. She is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the Ohio organization (OCDA), the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the state chapter Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA).