THE OPEN DIRECTOR
ICCA NORTHWEST & SOUTHWEST PRODUCER
Lucy Jacobs joined Varsity Vocals in 2008 as ICCA West Producer, after a lengthy and successful career in student a cappella. During her tenure, the West region doubled in size and split into the Northwest and Southwest regions, both of which Lucy continues to manage and produce. In 2016, Lucy became the founding director of the International Championship of A Cappella (“The Open”) and has been instrumental in launching and developing the program.
Lucy began singing a cappella in high school, when she performed with a Sweet Adelines double quartet and co-directed the quartet Bel Canto.
Lucy first attended 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. During her tenure, she served as the group’s business manager, album producer, and president, and she performed with the group when they were named International Champion at the 2008 ICCA Finals.
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. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in music studies.
Lucy on the 2008 ICCA Semifinals stage with The SoCal VoCals (Part 1 of 3).
This set earned the SoCal VoCals first place at finals (Part 2 of 3).
The group would go on to win the ICCA three more times, making them the only group ever to win four times and the only group to win every time they compete (Part 3 of 3).