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Meet John Jacobson

Who Is John Jacobson?

John is the founder of Music Express and the magazine's Senior Contributing Writer. He is an internationally recognized music educator, choreographer, and author. His works are published exclusively through Hal Leonard LLC.


John received a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University. He has written, composed, and choreographed musicals and choral works that have been performed by millions worldwide, as well as countless educational videos that have been incorporated into music teaching curriculums.

Widespread Influence

John is recognized across the world for his large-scale music and choreography productions. His outstanding body of work includes producing hundreds of shows in association with Walt Disney Productions (including the opening of Disney Tokyo), directing choreography for presidential inaugurations, and producing massive song and dance numbers for events such as NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

His high-energy YouTube videos have projected him to internet sensation status - many of these videos have gone viral, attracting millions upon millions of views.

Community Impact

John is the founder and volunteer president of America Sings! Inc., a nonprofit organization that encourages young performers to use their time and talents for community service. John is also recognized internationally as a creative and motivating speaker for teachers and students involved in music education. He was named a Presidential Point of Light by President Clinton.

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