Jacob Truby is the Middle School Vocal Music Teacher and Grade 6 Team Leader at the American School of The Hague in the Netherlands and an Ed.D. student at Bethel University, studying Educational Leadership and Administration. At the American School of The Hague, Jacob is the instructor for five middle school choir classes. In addition to teaching singers, he coaches the Middle School Swim Team, the High School Volleyball Team, and is a team facilitator for the Middle School Student Ambassadors program. He was previously a Secondary Music Teacher at the International School of Riga in Latvia. Before coming to Riga, Jacob received a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. An assistant conductor for Schola Cantorum, Jacob worked extensively with Dr. James Jordan, Dr. Joe Miller, and Dr. Amanda Quist.
Before graduate school, Jacob was the Vocal Music Teacher at Beloit Memorial High School in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA. At Memorial, Jacob saw student enrollment in choir go from just under one hundred to more than two hundred and fifty in two years. During his tenure, Beloit Memorial choirs performed at the Wisconsin Music Educators Association State Convention, the Clearwater Choral Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and frequently with the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra. While at Memorial, Jacob directed six curricular choirs: Treble Choir, Men's Chorus, Women's Choral Society, Varsity Women's Choir, Concert Choir, and Knight Choir, as well as two extracurricular a cappella/vocal jazz ensembles. He assisted as Music Director for the school musicals, was a Link Crew Freshman Orientation Coordinator, Freshmen Class Advisor, and the assistant coach for the Middle School Boys and Girls swim teams.
Jacob was previously the bass coach for the Wisconsin School Music Association High School State Honors Mixed Choir from 2013-2015. While teaching in Wisconsin, Jacob was the High School Repertoire & Standards Chair for the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and currently holds a K-12 Professional Teaching License in the great state of Wisconsin in Vocal and General Music.