Dr. Jacob K. Bartlett is Associate Professor of Music at Peru State College, where he teaches Applied Voice, Music Appreciation, and directs the Prestige show choir. Dr. Bartlett previously taught at Gillette College in Gillette, Wyoming, where he founded the group Energy City Voices. He has also taught at the University of Nebraska and Northwest Missouri State University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the areas of voice, music education, and choir.
Dr. Bartlett has performed extensively throughout the United States and world as a soloist and stage performer. As a recitalist, Dr. Bartlett has performed works from the early Renaissance to Schubert’s Schwanengesang to much acclaim. Dr. Bartlett was part of a 2007 production of the Most Happy Fella at the University of Nebraska that garnered awards such as Best Production and Best Choral Ensemble. He has performed principal roles in La Boheme, Cosi Fan Tutte, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Romeo et Juliette, Later the Same Evening, Most Happy Fella, and Our Town.
Dr. Bartlett received the D.M.A. degree in voice from the University of Nebraska. He has a Masters of Music from UNL, as well as a Masters of Science in Education and Bachelors of Science in Education from Northwest Missouri State University. He is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), CMS (College Music Society), and NAfME (National Association for Music Education). He lives with his wife, Lindsay, in Lincoln.