Former Cathedral Staff

Former Assistant Organist and Assistant Director of Music

Christopher Jacobson

Christopher Jacobson

Christopher Jacobson

Christopher Jacobson was Assistant Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Washington National Cathedral where he accompanied, assisted in directing the Cathedral choirs and was responsible for the training and education of the Junior Choristers. Prior to his appointment he served as Organ Scholar at the Cathedral since 2006. Before coming to Washington, DC, Mr. Jacobson was Organist and Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Rochester, New York.

Mr. Jacobson holds the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and the Sacred Music Diploma from the Eastman School of Music as well as the Associate diploma from the American Guild of Organists. At Eastman he studied organ with David Higgs, improvisation and continuo with William Porter and church music with Peter DuBois. Mr. Jacobson received his Bachelor of Music degree with distinction in Organ Performance from St. Olaf College where he studied organ with John Ferguson and Catherine Rodland, and piano with Kathryn Ananda-Owens. Mr. Jacobson began his organ study with Mme. Yvaine Duisit while a student at Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Virginia. He is a graduate of the American Boychoir School where he was a treble chorister under James Litton.

Mr. Jacobson has won first prize in several organ competitions: the 2005 John R. Rodland Scholarship Competition, the 2003 American Guild of Organists/Quimby Region VI Competition for Young Organists, the 2003 Schubert Club Competition in Minneapolis and the 2001 Paul Manz Bach and Hymn Organ Competition. He was a semi-finalist in the 2006 AGO National Young Artist Competition and won second prize in the 2005 Miami International Organ Competition. Mr. Jacobson’s recital performances have been heard on three continents including programs at the 2004 AGO National Convention in Los Angeles, as well as St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Dublin, Ireland) and St. Michael’s Church (Melbourne, Australia).

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