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Soon to be Frost grad Jacob Randall Holmes (b. 1992) is an active media composer, music director, and vocalist currently living and working in Miami, Florida.  Since moving, Jacob has continued his work in the professional musical theatre world. He served as Assistant Music Director for Brandon Bush (of Train) in the Winter (2021) Workshop of  “Me Before You” at GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. He also performed as the Band Leader and Assistant Music Director under Caryl Fantel at the 25th Annual Summer Shorts Festival at the Adrienne Arsht Center last June. Jacob also works as a Choral Adjunct/Vocal Coach - Pop/Musical Theatre at Westminster Christian school in Palmetto Bay, Florida. During his intense study in the Media Scoring & Production program Jacob has been able to bring his music composition skills to a new genre. The craft, portfolio and newly acquired media scoring and production skills have prepared JRH to successfully begin his entrance to the world of film and T.V. music


During the Covid 19 Pandemic Jacob aggressively pursued the craft of Wedding Cinematography, Portrait Photography, and Drone Real Estate Videography. While in school, he has continued to pursue work as an active wedding and event videographer. Jacob also produces regular social media content on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok to promote his presence as a content creator.


JRH has a Bachelor of Music (2016) in Composition from Baldwin Wallace University and Conservatory of Music. While at BW Jacob studied Music Composition with Composer in Residence Dr. Clint Needham, and studied Musical theatre songwriting and orchestration with David Pepin (Wicked). Jacob also studied voices as a tenor under the instruction of Dr. Marc Weagraff. While At BW he performed in the annual Bach Festival as a member of the University Choir for 3 years. He Completed his Master of Music in Composition at Carnegie Mellon University under the instruction of Leonardo Balada and Nancy Galbraith. Jacob also completed an Advanced Music Studies Certificate (2019) focusing on social media content creation and musical theatre music direction under Lance LaDuke and Rick Edinger.


As an accompanist Holmes has studied piano with Carla LaRocca, David Pepin, Christine Fuoco and Marta Perez-Stable. He also studied organ with James McLaughlin for 2 years (2019 - 2021).

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Assistant Music Director - "Me Before You"@GableStage

📍North Beach Bandshell


Assistant Music Director | Band Leader

25th Annual Summer Shorts Festival

📍Adrienne Arsht Center  @CityTheatreMIA

Jacob’s arrangement of Auld Lang Syne was performed by the Exploded Ensemble in a retired limestone mine in January. His arrangement in tandem with Carnegie Mellon University's communications departments video won a 2019 People's Choice Silver Telly Award.

"Each year, CMU rings in the New Year with a rendition of Auld Lang Syne. This year, faculty and students in Exploded Ensemble and Activated Anamorphs from the Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine ArtsCarnegie Mellon School of Computer Science - SCSCarnegie Mellon - BXA Intercollege Degree Programs and Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network (CMU IDeATe) brought Carnegie Mellon University School of Music graduate student Jacob Randall Holmes' arrangement to life in a retired limestone mine."


Carnegie Mellon University

Artist Diploma - Music Composition

Master of Music - Music Composition

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Music - Music Composition

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