Tom Jacobs

Tom Jacobs is a former senior staff writer for Santa Barbara-based Pacific Standard magazine, and a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Daily News and Santa Barbara News-Press. He tracks and analyzes trends in the arts and social sciences, with an emphasis on psychology, the role of culture and the cultivation of creativity. A native of Chicago, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University.

Articles By This Author

Tom Jacobs - October 26, 2021

Innovative new works, premieres, and a greater emphasis on opera and musical theater energize The Broad Stage’s winter and spring roster of 28 shows.

Tom Jacobs - October 12, 2021

The superstar soprano will both perform and lead discussions on music and health.

Tom Jacobs - September 28, 2021

Three new positions deliver on an earlier promise to shake up leadership at the orchestra.

Tom Jacobs - September 20, 2021

The new-music fest celebrates its 10th anniversary online with seven concerts featuring fresh compositions and Hear Now’s first commission.

Tom Jacobs - September 13, 2021

The composer speaks about the music he’s chosen for the festival weekend — mostly other composers’ works.

Tom Jacobs - September 7, 2021

The vibrant season boasts renowned guest artists, a new series, and a world premiere.

Tom Jacobs - August 23, 2021

Chamber Music LA pairs regional ensembles for a special series of online concerts.

Tom Jacobs - August 17, 2021

The latest spike in COVID-19 cases prompts a change in safety protocols for October events.

Tom Jacobs - August 10, 2021

2021­–2022 will see a huge jump in minority representation on orchestral concert schedules. Some leaders say that change is here to stay.

Tom Jacobs - August 2, 2021

The Los Angeles Master Chorale announces a new season and new health protocols.