Aaron Jacobs

Aaron Jacobs: violin, viola, C4A String Academy Coordinator, chamber music coach

Aaron has an extensive teaching and performing background. He is a Doctoral Candidate in Violin Performance at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He holds a masters degree in violin performance and string pedagogy from Northwestern University, and a Bachelors in music education and Artist’s Certificate in violin performance from Bowling Green University. 

Teaching Experience

  • Private Studios since 2000 in Ohio, Wisconsin and Illinois
  • Teacher at string academies: University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University
  • Camp faculty member: Bowling Green String Camp (Ohio), Camp Encore-Coda (Maine), ISYM (Urbana, Illinois)
  • Orchestra manager and sectional coach, East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra
  • Chamber music coach: East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra, Community Center for the Arts
  • Suzuki Pedagogy Teacher Training: Capital University, Columbus Ohio
  • College classroom teaching: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Northwestern University

Current Performing Positions

  • Sinfonia da Camera, Principal 2nd violin
  • Champaign-Urbana IL Symphony, Principal 2nd violin
  • The Prairie Ensemble, Principal 2nd violin
  • University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Co-concertmaster
  • Jacksonville IL Symphony, Concertmaster 
  • Danville IL Symphony, Principal 2nd violin