A native of Portland, Oregon, bass-baritone Jacob William Herbert has been praised by the Oregonian for his "consummate musicality." While earning his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Arizona State University, Mr. Herbert had the great fortune to perform with the Phoenix Chorale (formerly the Phoenix Bach Choir) and can be heard as soloist on their Grammy Award winning album, "Spotless Rose: Hymns to the Virgin." This season's highlights include a period performance of Messiah with Spire Baroque Ensemble in Kansas City, where the Kansas City Star commended Mr. Herbert's singing as "consistent, high to low." As a strong proponent of Bach, he has been seen on stage with Seattle Baroque and Seattle Pro Musica, the Oregon Bach Festival, Festivalensemble Stuttgart, Junges Stuttgarter Bachensemble, Academia Internacíonal Teatro del Lago, and the American Bach Series at All Saints'. Mr. Herbert has toured extensively with the Internationale Bachakademie in Germany, South America, and North Africa. In the Spring of 2015, he will return again to Germany to perform with Hans Christoph Rademann in performances of Bach's Osteroratorium, with performances in Stuttgart, and Northern Italy.
As an educator, Mr. Herbert is delighted to encourage young solo and ensemble musicians discovering their own path in performance, either through clinician work, voice lessons, or conducting/sectional work.
Mr. Herbert joined the faculty of Edmonds College in 2014, and is thrilled offer applied voice, and class piano.