As a COMPOSER


UPCOMING EVENTS -


AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 10, 2017Artist Residency


SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2017Hilltop Artist in ResidenceTacoma, WA 


OCTOBER 4 - 10, 2017JASNA - AGM
Huntington Beach, CA

THE THREE PRAYERS of JANE AUSTEN
A Lecture/Recital
Presenter


FEBRUARY 19 - 25, 2018Rochester, NY
THE VIRGIN AND THE GIPSY
A Staged Reading






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MAJOR WORKS

AUSTEN'S PRIDE, A New Musical of 'PRIDE AND PREJUDICE' 
Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen. Co-author of book, music and lyrics; orchestration and arrangements.

Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival.  July 2016.

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.  April-May 2015.

NYC/LAB Presentation:  New World Stages.  December 2014

Mainstreet Musicals Award.  2013.  Staged Readings in St. Louis and Seattle, 2014.

LONDON WORKSHOP:  Fall 2012.  Toynbee Studios.  Laurie Sansom, Director; Jonathan Gill, Musical Director.

WINNER of the 2011 NEXT LINK Project: THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL

  • WINNER of Most Promising Musical Award from the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival
  • WINNER of Best Book from the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival
  • WINNER of Best Direction (Igor Goldin)
  • WINNER of Best Production Design
  • WINNER of Best Acting (Donna Lynne Champlin)
  • WINNER of the 2011 Stage Entertainment Award
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Orchestration
  • Honorable Mention for Music
  • Honorable Mention for Writing - Lyrics
  • Honorable Mention for Choreography
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Ensemble Performance

• Chamber Opera Chicago. February/March 2010. Steven Daigle (Director)
• Optioned for Broadway production 2006-2009, Mark Lamos (Director)
• Workshop Staged Reading. University of Miami. Coral Gables, FL. (Spring 2009)
• Staged Concert Reading at Eastman Theater w/ Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (October  2008); Composed original orchestrations for 17 pieces.
• 29-Hour Reading at New 42nd Street Studios, New York, NY (August 2008)
• World Premiere at the Ohio Light Opera (July 2006); Original orchestrations 18 pieces.
• Workshop Production at the Eastman School of Music (April 2004)

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Learning How to Drown: A NEW Musical
by Patricia Noonan and Amanda Jacobs


BOSTON COLLEGE
Developmental Workshop Production
Boston, MA
January/February 2016

Johnny Mercer Writer's Colony
Goodspeed Opera
East Haddam, CT
January 2015

The PiTCH
Merry-Go-Round Theater
Auburn, NY
August 25-30, 2014

NYC 29-hour Staged Reading
May 29th & 30th, 2014
Ian Weinberger, Musical Director
Igor Goldin, Director.

Women in Music Festival - March 2014.
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY

THE UP SIDE OF DOWN
a musical by Y York & Amanda Jacobs
(inspired from Eleanor Porter's POLLYANNA)

HORMEL FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS AND MUSICALS
Phoenix, AZ
March 2015

LILY: A Musical Portrait
Inspired and Adapted from Edith Wharton’s “House of Mirth”.
  • Opera on Tap - Twin Cities.  February 2015
  • 29-hour AEA Staged reading.  NYC.  June 2013.
  • Opera Workshop, Eastman School of Music, 2013.
  • Concert Staged Reading.  Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY.  Empire State Lyric Theatre, Rafael Ponti, conducting. 2011.
  • Women in Music Festival.  2010.
  • Private staged reading - Chicago, Illinois. 2010.
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Truth in Beauty 
SAB with divisi.  Piano or String Orchestra accompaniments.   Commissioned by   the Penfield Music Commission Project. 2012. Five Shakespeare Sonnets (#18, #43, #54, #128, #145) arranged in a song cycle for mixed voices.  Co-composed choral arangements with Lindsay Warren Baker.

 Sonnet #54 - Preview Performance - 2012 Women in Music Festival, Eastman School of Music
 Sonnet #54 - 2012 Penfield High School Prism Concert

JUNE 7, 2012 PREMIERE - Penfield High School

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MASS for the LIVING. (2010)

WINNER: Honorable Mention, The Foundation for the Sacred Arts.
 UNISON congregational setting

SATB setting 2010-11 WORLD PREMIERE with NIH Philharmonia and the Choir of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Rockville, Maryland, Nancia D’Alimonte conducting.
SEMI-FINALIST, The American Prize (2012)
 
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DANIEL: The Musical – Book Musical. Metaphorical re-telling of the story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den. Composer of Music and Lyrics; orchestration and arrangements, –co-author of Book.

• Extensive developmental and production history from 1997– 2001 including:
• Episcopal Diocese of Western New York; full production--original orchestrations for 23 pieces. (Buffalo, NY, September 2001).
• Produced and Recorded Live, In-Concert with Eastman School Orchestra. (Rochester, NY, February 2001)
• Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland, August 2000)

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VOCAL WORKS

The SONG CYCLES of BEACHY HEAD for mezzo-soprano and piano
from Charlotte Smith's last (731-LINE) poem BEACHY HEAD.  
LECTURE/RECITAL: University of Melbourne, July 2015.
LECTURE/RECITAL: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, October 2015
  • Fancy's Day
  • Historical Contemplation
  • Happiness
  • Nature
  • The Stranger
  • The Hermit
THE THREE PRAYERS OF JANE AUSTEN For Congregational Worship.  2014
Premiere:  St. Paul's Covent Garden, London.
Arranged for SSA for VASSAR WOMEN'S CHOIR

Two Poems for Voice.  Soprano and Piano. 2014.
words of poet, Kathryn Stripling Byer
Premiere:  Alumnae Weekend 2014 - Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
  • I Listen
  • Morning Train
2:59.  A performance piece included in the 2013 Travel Pack of Closet Music.  2013.

Where Sunbeams Dwell. Voice and Piano.  Art Songs from the poetry of Pauline Stevens.   2013/ Women in Music Festival, Eastman School of Music. 2013.
  • The Train
  • The Enchanted Pine
  • Love's Seasons
The Brook Song.  UNISON or SA & Piano.  Lyrics from "Farm Rhymes" by James Whitcomb Riley.  2013.

Garden Verses – Collection of eight Art Songs. Selected poems from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • WINNER – Long Island’s 6th Annual Composition Competition. 2009.
  • WINNER - Finalist. National Association of Teacher of Singing composition competition. 2002.
  • WINNER, Finalist and Honorable Mention. Diana Barnhardt Competition. Philadelphia, PA. 2003.
Garden Verses II:  Escape at Bedtime.  Solo Voice and Piano.  Art Song.   Lyrics by Robert Lewis Stevenson.  2013.

A Tiny Hand to Hold – A song for Baptism. Voice, Piano and C instrument. (November 1998)

Christmas/Holiday Music

MERRILY RINGING DOWN, 2015
Original Christmas Carol

LOOK TO THE STABLE, 2015
Lyrics (Georgina Penney)

BENEATH THE CHRISTMAS STAR 
Original Christmas Carol (2014)

Christmas Carols for UNISON and Orchestra (Sing-Along) 2013.
2-2-2-1  2-2-1-0 Perc/Timp + Strings
Silent Night
Angles We Have Heard on High

O Come, O Come Emmanuel.  SATB (a cappella) + Flute.  A joyful new melody for this traditionally somber Advent carol.  2013.

Noel. SSA or UNISON & Piano.  New Melody and Refrain with Lyrics adapted from the Old French Carol (Bas Query).  2013
     SHORT-LISTED - in the AUSTRALIAN BOYS CHOIR 75TH Anniversary Composition Competition.

When the Bells Ring SATB and Handbells. Christmas Carol composed for American Composers Forum "Welcome Christmas 2010" August 2010.Softly and Tenderly Two-Part Anthem from the Original Words and Music of Will L. Thompson (1847-1909). July 2010.

CHORAL WORKS

THE THREE PRAYERS OF JANE AUSTEN For Congregational Worship.  2014
Premiere:  St. Paul's Covent Garden, London.
Arranged for SSA for VASSAR WOMEN'S CHOIR

I would not paint a picture/Emily Dickinson.  SATB and Piano.  2013.
WINNER: Words & Music
March 29, 2014 
PREMIERE: Lyceum, Old Town Alexandria, VA

When I Go Fishin' SSAA. Original Choral work from original poetry. Composed for Twin Cities Women's Chorus Composition Competition. June 2010.
Featured work for 2011 Queen City Children's Choir Festival.

Vicissitudes. SATB. Original a cappella work from original poetry. Composed for New York Virtuoso Singers. April 2010.

Ballad of the Tempest. SSAATTBB. Original Anthem for Young Voices. Text from James T. Fields’ The Captain’s Daughter. Composed for Lutheran Youth Choir of North America. March 2010.

Sing the God of Love Creating. SA, Congregation and Keyboard. Hymn Arrangement for Celebrating Grace –Counterpoint competition. (December 2009)
WINNER: Honorable Mention.

Peace Be Still – Anthem (SATB). Music and Lyrics.
For the ordination of Kim Rossi. Episcopal Diocese of Western New York. May 2008.

WINNER: FIRST PRIZE. Marin Lutheran Church Composition Competition. June 2010.
WORLD-PREMIERE: January 30th, 2011, Marin Lutheran Church, Corte Madera, CA

The Ship that Never Returned. ( SA) Traditional Sailing Song arranged for Twelve Corners Middle School Chorus, Rochester, NY. (2006)

La Chanson de Tamborinieur. (SA) French Folk song arranged for French Road Elementary Chorus, Rochester, NY (2006)

Hold Fast to Dreams. (SA) Original Composition. Twelve Corners Middle School Chorus, Rochester, NY. (2005)
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INSTRUMENTAL & CHAMBER MUSIC

FALL 2015
SPACE BETWEEN by Brenda O'Brien
arr. Jacobs

MAY 2015
Journeys: A Meditation for Horn and Orchestra
Simon's Rock Chamber Orchestra

EMPEDOCLES SUITE for Chamber Orchestra + SATB
Simon's Rock Chamber Orchestra

  • Zeus (2014)
  • Hera (2014)
  • Nestis (2013)
  • Aidoneus (2015)


LEONA SUITE (2014)
Pieces for Horn Trio
  • Meditation (for Jeff)
  • Who Done It?
  • Raspberries and Ice Cream
  • Rice Park (for Mary Lee)
  • Hymn
"Prayer" from Hansel & Gretel (Humperdink/arr. Jacobs)
for 2 violas and 1 cello.  June 2012.  (Easy)

First Tango
Solo Piano.  2012.  Written for Juan Maria Solare for the Vox Novus  15-Minutes-of-Fame.

In a Rondo-bout Way
Ensemble work for 6-voice trombone choir. Based on a motive from Baker & Jacobs' opera "LILY". January 2011.

"A Place to Rest Your Soul ..." A Tone Sequence for Native Flute, 2 Horns, Claves and Cello. Composed for I-Park's Sound Sculpture Project: Thanatopolis. June 2010.

Ah! Holy Jesus. Arangement for flute and keyboard. April 2010.

Birds of a Flightline. AH – 64 “Apache”, CH – 47, “Chinook”, OH – 58 “Kiowa”. Chamber Work for Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Cello and Piano. Composed for Washington Composers’ Forum “Avian Creatures” Competition. (December 2009)

Angel Trios. Three Christmas Carol arrangements for Two Flutes and Cello. (December 2009)

Pinocchio.  Suite for Solo Cello. (2003)

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ORCHESTRATIONS


Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, A Musical.
Orchestrations for 2006 Ohio Light Opera premiere (17-piece w/Harp)
Orchestrations for 2008 Eastman Theater Concert Staged Reading with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (17-piece w/2 horns)
Orchestrations for 2010 Chamber Opera Chicago production
4-Piece Ensemble arrangements for NYMF 2011- WINNER
Orchestrations for 2015 LaMirada production (12 Pieces)

Maytime – Orchestrations. New orchestrations of Sigmund Romberg’s 1917 operetta commissioned by The Ohio Light Opera (Wooster, OH). May 2005.

DANIEL: The Musical
Orchestrations for 2001 Concert Reading
Orchestrations for 2001 Staged Version.
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MUSIC FOR PLAYS AND FILMS



"SANDITON"
Five piano pieces for use in a documentary
Chris Brindle, Producer

"FOUNDATIONS"  A film score for an RIT student film poject.  Written and Directed by Rose Glaeser. Screening May 2011

"MODERN ART" Film score for RIT Student directed film. Improvised Piano Score.

"UP!" Film score for animation. RIT Student produced film. Piano and Cello.

"ONE X TWO" Film Score for animation. RIT Student produced film. Flute and Double Bass.

Anne of Green Gables – Incidental Music and Underscoring. Roberts Wesleyan College Community Theater (Rochester, NY). September 2005. Piano.



POP MUSIC
WIDE OPEN (2015) MuseMatch 5.0 - Julia Johanos
Patricia Noonan co-writer of Lyrics
54 BELOW performance October 15, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPNXlnimrB8

DON'T STOP (2014)

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LIST OF WORKS – For Music Educational Purposes 
(2004 - 2006)
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Music Education Outreach) Rochester City-wide project. Created lesson plans for use in preparation of an RPO student concert event.

Spirituals. Collection of Arrangements for Orff Instruments and Recorders. Elementary. Used to compliment the study of “The Underground Railroad.”

Irish Folk Songs. Collection of Arrangements for Orff Instruments. Elementary. Used to compliment the study of “Ellis Island.”

Ah! Poor Bird. Arrangement for 2-Part Middle School Chorus, 2 violins and cello.

Ho, Ho Watanay. Orff Arrangement for use in the study of Iroquois. Unison voices, Water drum, Native American shaker and cello.

Who Has Seen the Wind? Christina Rossetti. Original composition to introduce the recorders’ notes “B-A-G” using Orff instruments.

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