As the director of vocal studies at the University of Mobile, Dr. Patrick Jacobs teaches a studio of undergraduate and graduate students, specializing in providing classical vocal training with the ability to adapt to contemporary styles. His students include opera singers, musical theatre performers, aspiring music educators, and worship leaders. In addition to teaching applied lessons, he teaches courses in vocal literature, diction, and opera history. 

As a judge and clinician, Dr. Jacobs has worked with the Alabama District VII Solo & Small Ensemble Festival, the Pensacola Music Teachers Association’s Sonata competition, National Association of Teachers of Singing Alabama state auditions, and has served as a guest clinician at the Florida Theater Conference, and with several high schools in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.  

Dr. Jacobs currently serves as the Vice-President of the Alabama chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and has previously served as the Workshop Coordinator and Repertoire Judge.  

Dr. Jacobs also taught voice for the International Performing Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden, Germany during the summers of 2011-2014, and plans to return to the faculty in the summer of 2021.