THE OPEN DIRECTOR
ICCA WEST PRODUCER
Lucy Jacobs joined Varsity Vocals in 2008 as ICCA West Producer, after a lengthy and successful career in student a cappella. She first entered the world of collegiate a cappella at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she sang with the co-ed a cappella group, Naked Voices (as well as the University Singers Chamber Choir, Opera Scenes, and Opera Productions). After transferring to the University of Southern California, Lucy joined the SoCal VoCals, where she served as the group’s business manager, album producer, and president leading into the group’s first ICCA Finals win in 2008. Lucy was also a member of the Concert Choir and Opera Productions at USC, and she served as director of music for Alpha Phi sorority. After graduating, Lucy sang with a few contemporary a cappella groups for fun, but most notably appeared in the first season of NBC’s The Sing-Off as a member of The Socals.
During her tenure with Varsity Vocals, what was once the West region has now triple the number of groups competing, leading to the creation of the newer Southwest region. In 2016, Lucy became the founding director of the International Championship of A Cappella (“The Open”).
Today, Lucy lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons, continues to produce the ICCA West Region, and sings with San Ramon Valley Chorale.
The group would go on to win the ICCA four more times, making them the only group to ever win five times (Part 3 of 3).