3245 Cowhand Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Home Phone (719) 592-1545  

PURPOSE: to serve people and add beauty to the world by using

my gifts as a leader, artist, teacher and encourager


Master of Practical Theology (June 2008)

The King’s Seminary

Southlake, Texas

Major: Practical Theology

Master of Arts (June 1988)

University of Denver

Lamont School of Music

Denver, Colorado

Major: Music Composition

Bachelor of Music (April 1979)

University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio

Major: Music Education


Emergency Services Dispatcher Trainee

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

27 East Vermijo Avenue

Colorado Springs, Colorado  80903

(August 1, 2022-December 27, 2022)

Orchestra and Band Instructor

Colorado Springs School District 11

Colorado Springs, Colorado


        Performing Arts Department Chair (August 2021-July 2022)

            Digital Music Production Instructor and Program Originator (2018-2022)

            Online AP & Standard Music Theory Instructor and Program Initiator


            Stagecraft Instructor (2018-2019)

    Orchestra Director at Coronado High School (August 2014-July 2022)

Pikes Peak Honor Orchestra Co-Coordinator (2017-2019)

    Orchestra Director at Jenkins Middle School (August 2017-June 2018)

     Band Director at Galileo School of Math and Science (August 2014-June 2017)

Musical Director

Little London Winds Concert Band

Colorado Springs, Colorado

(August 2009-August 2017)

Band Instructor

The Classical Academy

Colorado Springs, Colorado

(August 2008-June 2014)

Conductor, Advanced Orchestra

First Presbyterian Church Summer Orchestra Camp

Colorado Springs, Colorado

(2008-2016 Camps)

Adjunct Professor

The King’s College and Seminary

Colorado Springs Teaching Site

Colorado Springs, Colorado


Symphonic Orchestra Director

Peakharmonic Youth Orchestra

Colorado Springs, Colorado

(August 2010-May 2013)

Associate Worship Pastor

New Life Church

Colorado Springs, Colorado

(March 1995-January 2008)


New Life School of Worship

Colorado Springs, Colorado

(affiliated with The King’s College & Seminary)

(2005-March 2008)

Instrumental Music Instructor

Harrison School District No. 2

Colorado Springs, Colorado

(August 1984-1995)

Director and Founder of the Electronic Music Laboratory pilot project in conjunction with Yamaha Corporation of America

Harrison School District No. 2

(September 1990-1995)

Band instructor at Carmel & Panorama Middle Schools

(August 1990-June 1995)

Director of Instrumental Music

Sierra High School

(August 1984-June 1990)

Music Director

First Baptist Church

Colorado Springs, Colorado

(April 1989- August 1992)

Director of Instrumental Music

Northridge Public Schools

Dayton, Ohio

(September 1979-June 1984)

Music Director

Trinity Baptist Church

Dayton, Ohio

(September 1982-June 1984)

Freelance Composer/Arranger/Producer

Youth Ministries Coordinator


Music Coordinator/Director/Composer/Arranger/Producer/Recordist

I have directed and rehearsed performing organizations of all levels and sizes, from full professional orchestras and massed choirs playing to audiences of thousands to small beginning school bands.  I have composed, orchestrated and arranged music for all of these ensembles, preparing as many as fourteen pieces for full orchestra and choir in a single production.  I have also overseen the recording of many of these ensembles.  I have produced independent recordings and composed and orchestrated underscores and accompaniment scores for musical theatre, film & television with full virtual and live orchestras.  In these positions, I have overseen recruitment and contracting, administration and payroll, purchasing, scheduling, sound design and live audio.  As a composer, I have been published nationally and done work for broadcast, including KNBC in Los Angeles, Disney’s Buena Vista TV, WB Network, Scorekeepers and Studio 51 Music Libraries, and Pacifica Music.  I have also performed and recorded as an independent solo artist.

Online Experience:  Pre-COVID19, I initiated online Music Theory instruction at Coronado High School in School District 11 and transitioned (with all of District 11) all of my classes, including performance ensembles, to online instruction beginning March of 2019.  During the 2019-2021 pandemic I coordinated and produced the All District 11 Virtual Orchestra Concert, involving four high schools, over 120 students and community resources such as the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.


I have excelled in the oversight of different types of organizations, including groups of volunteers as large as 120 and management of paid staff from 8 to 40 people.  In these positions, my responsibilities included team leadership, supervision of personnel, financial oversight, purchasing, planning, customer service and communications.  I have also served in management, reporting to and coordinating with several up-line supervisors simultaneously in large organizations.


I am skilled at setting vision and strategic planning, in a team environment, to achieve project goals.


I have been responsible for oversight of administration of several organizations.  I am well organized and able to hold many details in play at a time, while retaining a global view of their relative importance to the projects at hand.  I am also experienced in personnel mentoring, conflict resolution, recruiting, performance evaluation and dismissal.


I have been an instructor and trainer for all ages, from elementary school classes through adult professional development and graduate level courses.  In these situations, I have engaged in curriculum development, A/V presentation, conference coordination, and recruitment.  I have presented and instructed in the public-school system, worship conferences, and for The Colorado Music Educators’ Association.  I have provided instruction for The King’s College and Seminary, the New Life School of Worship, Integrity Music’s Songwriter Conference (2003), for The Classical Academy music staff (2008), the Pikes Peak Worship Summit (2002), Harrison School District No. 2, and Colorado Springs School District No. 11, among others.  As an educational professional I have established new curricula in the areas of online instruction, digital music production and electronic music.

Law Enforcement

I trained as an Emergency Services Dispatcher Trainee for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office; August 2022-December 2022.



    Various virtual cues available for licensure!explorer?s=Paul%20A.%20Jacobson

(cue placements on NBC’s TODAY Show and others)


    Virtual cues available for licensure – various titles

“UKAINIAN BELL CAROL” arranged for string orchestra

    Grand Mesa Music, Grand Junction, CO, 2011.

(Premiered December 2012 at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL by the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts String Orchestra)


words, music and orchestrations by Paul A. Jacobson.

International licensure through © 2010 Paul A. Jacobson


Integrity’s Hosanna! Music. No. 41142, 2007

    String Arrangements


Integrity’s Hosanna! Music. no. 33222, 2004

    Vocal Arrangements

Made Me Glad CD

Integrity’s Hosanna! Music. no. 30952, 2004, song #7


More Than Life CD

Integrity’s House of Worship. no. 24562, 2002, song #9


"Teaching General Music With Electronics"

The Instrumentalist

vol. 47, no. 11, June 1993, p. 46

"Music Education Based on a Paradigm Shift"

Midpoints (Colorado Association of Middle Level Educators Journal)

vol. XVI, no. 1, Winter 1993, p. 2

Music Cues Placed on:






Colorado School District 11 district-wide professional development, “Creating Virtual Concerts on a MAC”; January 2021.

Colorado Music Educators’ Association Convention, featured premier by the Coronado High School Jazz Band of an arrangement of Jorge Ben Jor’s “MAS QUE NADA”; January 2019


Colorado Music Educators’ Association Convention, featured performance by the Coronado High School Chamber Orchestra, with a world premiere of a string orchestra transcription of Arturo Marquez’ “DANZON NO. 2”; January 2017  

Presenter at newlifeworship’s ENTER Worship Conference, 2005 & 2006

Assistant Presenter at Integrity Music’s Songwriters’ Seminar in Talladega, Alabama, 2003

Presenter at the Pikes Peak Worship Summit, Christian Church of Security, 2002

Research Presenter at the 1992 Colorado Music Educator's Convention, "A Paradigm Shift in Music Education"  


Colorado Springs School District 11 Crystal Apple Recognition for Teaching Excellence (May 2022)

Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association “Inspire Teacher” award (April 2019)

Northridge Schools Hall of Fame inductee, Harrison Township Schools, Dayton, Ohio (October 2015)

Recipient of Professional Commendation from the Ohio State House of Representatives (October 2015)

Recipient of Citation of Congratulations from the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners (October 2015)

Citation of Appreciation for musical leadership, First Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1992)

Warren Scholarship, University of Denver Seminar on Contemporary Music, Aspen, Colorado (1987)

Sierra High School Pride Award (1985)

Youth Service Award - Northridge Kiwanis Club (1983)

Citation of Appreciation for statewide youth work, Trinity Baptist Church, Dayton, Ohio (1982)


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)



Boulder Street Church

Colorado Springs, Colorado

April 2010

Colorado Professional Teaching License with CTE Authorization

Endorsed Music K-12


Renewed February 12, 2019

Colorado Department of Education CTE Authorization

April 27, 2018


Tom Fleecs

Former Fine Arts Coordinator (ret.)

Colorado Springs School District 11

1606 East Ventura Street

Colorado Springs, CO 8909


Mr. Darin Smith

Principal, Coronado High School

1590 West Fillmore Street

Colorado Springs, CO  80904


Ms. Adareinne Arnell

Asst. Principal, Coronado High School

1590 West Fillmore Street

Colorado Springs, CO  80904


Jacqulyn Alexander

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Dispatch Supervisor

27 East Vermijo Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO  80903


Angela Myles

Dispatch Training Coordinator

El Paso County Sheriff's Office - Communications Section

27 East Vermijo Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Colorado Springs, CO 80903


April Sirois

El Paso County Sheriff's Office - Communications Section

27 East Vermijo Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO  80903


Mr. Alan Combs

412 Redwood Drive

Colorado Springs, CO  80907


Mr. Shelly Radin

President, Little London Winds

2502 Kinderhook Lane

Colorado Springs, CO  80919


Donald Robinson

Retired Concertmaster and

Associate Concert Master

Colorado Springs Symphony

7025 Pebble Way

Colorado Springs, CO 80919


Mr. Steve Harget

2588 Infinity Drive

Colorado Springs, Colorado  80918


Dr. Melvin Waters

Associate Pastor

New Life Church

11025 Voyager Parkway

Colorado Springs, Colorado  80921


Mr. Darren Morehouse

5005 Katie Court

Ganbury, TX  76048