Andrew Jacob, Music Director

Andrew Jacob

Andrew Jacob holds an active career as an organist and church musician. He has appeared as a recitalist and hymn festival leader around the country in academic institutions and churches of various denominations. A multiple prize winner, he is the recipient of the 2019 Ruth and Paul Manz Scholarship Competition administered by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, the 2020 American Guild of Organists’ Student Commissioning Project Grant, and the 2021 Richard VanScriver Church Music Scholarship in Organ through Metropolitan Music Ministries in Charlotte, NC.

Andy currently serves as the Organist and Co-Director of Music at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul, MN. He has held past positions as the Director of Traditional Worship at Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC, the Inaugural Organ Scholar at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, GA, and Interim Cantor to the Student Congregation at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

Andy’s greatest joy at the organ comes when leading a worshiping congregation in song. He regularly incorporates improvisation into his service playing, working to find ways to exegete hymn texts through music. He has been invited to coach hymn playing and improvisation techniques at continuing education conference for organists and church musicians. Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from St. Olaf College and a Master of Music degree in organ performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) where he was a Kenan Organ Scholar. His primary teachers have included Dr. Catherine Rodland and James E. Bobb at St. Olaf and Dr. Timothy Olsen at UNCSA.