Jacob D. Temple
Organist, Composer, Conductor
Jacob D. Temple is a Roman Catholic musician from Northern Virginia currently living in the Charlotte, NC area. Jacob has worked for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh as Director of Music Ministries at several parishes, and for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond as the Associate Music Minister at St. Bridget Catholic Church. Currently he is the Director of Sacred Music at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville, NC.
Jacob has given organ performances and directed and sung in choirs throughout Pittsburgh and the DMV area, as well as had several choral compositions premiered by the Pittsburgh Compline Choir at Heinz Chapel.
Jacob earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ and Sacred Music and a Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance both from Duquesne University. While serving as Graduate Assistant and studying under Dr. Ann Labounsky (organ, improvisation) and Benjamin Cornelius-Bates (composition, choral accompanying), he was awarded the Jean Langlais Award for Excellence in Sacred Music. He has also earned a liturgical music scholarship from the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and the Colleague Certification from the American Guild of Organists.