Jacob Truby is the Middle School Vocal Music Teacher 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, is an assistant coach for 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 was a Graduate Assistant studying 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 an enrollment of students in choir go from just over one hundred to more than two hundred and fifty in two years. 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 both 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 currently holds a K-12 Professional Teaching License in the great state of Wisconsin in Vocal and General Music.