Meet our Nationally Recognized Authorship Team

John Jacobson

John Jacobson

President and founder of America Sings! Inc.; Senior Contributing Writer/Editorial Consultant of John Jacobson's Music Express Magazine; Composer/arranger for Hal Leonard Corporation; President, jJump! (a musical fitness program for children)
Edgewood, California

B.A. of Music Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Masters of Liberal Studies, Georgetown University

Honors and awards:
Presidential Point Of Light Award Winner; Parent’s Choice Award Winner; iParenting Media Award Winner

Prior publications:
Hundreds of published songs, musicals and classroom materials; recordings, videos, DVDs

Role in Spotlight on Music:

  • Planned and wrote lessons for In the Spotlight sections, Grades 1-6, Student Editions.
  • Contributed show choir choreography strategies to accompany selected songs, Grades 1-6.
  • Appears on Grade-Level DVDs to demonstrate choreography.

Areas of interest/expertise:
K-8 music education, choreography, composing and arranging