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Mr. Jacobson has served as Senior Lecturer in Music at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa since the fall of 1986. He is currently instructor of percussion and the director of “The Knightliters” Jazz Band I. He has taught private percussion lessons in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area and many other communities during his career. Several of Allan’s students are music educators or professional musicians throughout the Midwest.
Mr. Jacobson’s Wartburg Knightliters have toured many areas of the United States and Australia. He is an active adjudicator for Iowa High School Music Association events and many other privately sponsored events throughout the state of Iowa. He taught secondary instrumental music for 34 years in Northeast Iowa as a high school, middle school, and elementary school band director at the Fayette Community School, West Delaware County Community High School, and West Waterloo High School; Waterloo’s Logan Middle School and Hoover Middle School; and Lincoln, McKinstry, Lowell, Elk Run , Roosevelt Elementary Schools and Bunger Middle School.
A native of Greene, Iowa, Mr. Jacobson earned his B.A. degree (1975) in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. He has completed 45+ hours of graduate work from several institutions. During his education, Allan studied with Mr. Ray Holtz, Mr. Randy Hogancamp, Mr. Bob Shafer, and Mr. James Coffin.
Mr. Jacobson is a member of several professional organizations. He has played professionally as a percussionist in the Mason City, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Waverly, and Cedar Rapids areas with several music organizations. Allan has performed with jazz recording artist Kevin Mahogany, The Texas Tenors, Susan Werner, the Warren Covington Orchestra (Tommy Dorsey Library), Wartburg Community Symphony, and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony. He currently serves as the staff drummer for Wartburg’s Castle Singers.
Allan is married (Julee) and has two children, Bradley and Brian.