Interim Director of Choral Activities of Music
Campus Box 4029
Building Beach Music Hall
D.M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory - Conducting
M.M. University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory - Conducting
B.M. Emporia State University - Voice Performance
Jacob Narverud is an active Composer, Arranger, and Conductor. He is the Director of Choral Activities at Emporia State University and is the Founder/Artistic Director of the Tallgrass Chamber Choir (Est. 2009), a professional ensemble comprised of musicians from across the Great Plains. Dr. Narverud sings with the Manhattan Chorale in New York and has also performed with the Kansas City Chorale and Kansas City Symphony as a back-up singer for Ben Folds. As a sought-after composer, Narverud has been commissioned to write new works for a variety of choral ensembles and organizations. Many of his compositions are publisher best sellers and are performed worldwide by choirs of all levels. Dr. Narverud is a frequent Conductor/Clinician for Choral Festivals and All-State Choirs across the country and has taught public school at the secondary level.