Erik Jacobsen
Camp director, Advanced Band, Producer's Studio &  Jazz Rock Ensemble instructor


Erik is a graduate of William Paterson University and holds a degree in Jazz Performance and along with a k-12 music teaching certificate.  As a tenor saxophonist he has performed with Ben Vereen, Joan Rivers, Buddy Hackett, Bon Jovi, and Joe Piscipo. Erik is founder of the Syncfree Music Library and composes music for programs like Shameless, The Middle, America's Choice Awards, Catfish, America's Top Model and The Big Bang Theory.  Erik has been teaching band since 1998 and is currently teaching in the Bergen County school system. 



Kirby Jacobsen
Intro To Brass & Percussion 1, I Got Rhythm & Beginning Symphonic Ensemble instructor


Kirby Jacobsen is a NJ State Certified Teacher.  He has been teaching in the public schools for the past nineteen years.  He attended the University of Miami for Studio Music & Jazz and the William Paterson University for Jazz Performance, where he earned a degree of Bachelor of Music.  Mr. Jacobsen is a published author of two books for solo snare drum: Stick Twisters (Black River Music Plus) and Not Just Another Snare Solo Book (HAMAR Percussion Publications).  He has several published pieces for the percussion ensemble as well (Rhythmic Expressions Music Publications).  He has contributed articles for The Black Page Online Magazine and Rhythm! Scene online publication (Percussive Arts Society).  As a performer, Mr. Jacobsen leads his Blue Brush Jazz Trio and is a member of the Hanover Wind Symphony.  


​Paul Campbell

Intro to Woodwinds 1, Live At The Improv  & Guitar Ensemble instructor


​Paul Campbell is the Band Director at Briarcliff Middle School in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. He graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a Music Education Degree and a specialization in Bassoon performance. His teaching responsibilities include instrumental music, jazz band, general music and marching band. Mr. Campbell has performed all over New Jersey with orchestras and community bands and is the self proclaimed "Hero" of Guitar Hero!



Meghan Kelly
Intermediate Wind & Percussion 2, Swingin' And Singin' & Intermediate Wind & Perc Ensemble instructor


Meghan is a graduate from Ithaca College with a degree in Music Education and a concentration in Bassoon Performance. She is also certified in elementary music in New York, Florida and New Jersey. In her career as a music teacher, she has conducted and organized unique choral groups, string ensembles and percussion groups. She enjoys singing, playing piano, and even playing the bassoon!



Jackie Jacobsen
Assistant camp director, Intro To Guit 1, Art Kitchen, Uke Band Instructor


​Jackie is a graduate of Rutgers University, with her Masters degree in Elementary Education. She teaches second grade in Demerest, NJ.  Jackie has many years of experience as an assistant camp director, camp counselor, and camp teacher.  Jackie also has extensive experience in leadership and management and is really fun to be around.



Mick Jacobsen

Technology Guru

Mick is continuing his undergraduate studies in Media and Information Technology at Ramapo College as he prepares to embark on a career in computers.  Mick brings his expertise in all platforms of computer gaming, troubleshooting and sound reinforcement.  In his spare time he does the exact same thing.










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