Jacob Narverud

Jacob (“Jake”) James Narverud (‘nar-vuh-rood, born April 14, 1986) is an American composer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, and pianist of Norwegian descent. Known for his eclectic choral catalog, Narverud is internationally recognized for his original compositions, arrangements of Broadway and Popular music, and new editions of standard choral works from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras. His music is performed worldwide by choirs of all levels. Among his most performed works are: Ad Astra, Dominus Vobiscum, Lunar Lullaby, and Sisi Ni Moja. Narverud is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences as well as an active guest conductor/clinician for festivals and all-state choirs across the United States. His music is published by Santa Barbara, Alliance, Carl Fischer, Alfred, G. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, and JN Music (JW Pepper). Many of his Editors’ Choice compositions are publisher Best Sellers. Sisi Ni Moja, performed for the Prince of Wales in 2018, was the number one best seller for Santa Barbara Music in 2019 and 2020


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