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Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Northeastern, Joshua Jacobson, is the recipient of the 2016 Alfred Nash Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the founder and director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston, a world-renowned ensemble, specializing in Hebrew music.

Professor Jacobson’s work in choral music is boundless. The former President of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), he has conducted workshops for groups such as the ACDA, guest conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Bulgarian National Symphony and Chords, the New England Conservatory Orchestra, and the Boston Lyric Opera Company. As an tried academic and scholar, Jacobson has also written various articles on the aspect of choral music, and has over one hundred published compositions and arrangements.