Jacob de Haan

From Wind Repertory Project
Jacob de Haan


Jacob de Haan (b. 28 March 1959, Heerenveen, Netherlands) is a Dutch composer.

Oregon is his most performed composition. His oeuvre for wind band further consists of concert works with different grades of difficulty, short concertante works, didactic material for beginners, entertainment music, and marches. He also writes various arrangements of existing classical works and chorales.

De Haan completed his studies, majoring in school music and organ, at the Music Academy Leeuwarden. Subsequently, he lectured in arranging at the same conservatory. In 2003 he received a music award for his entire oeuvre from the Frisian regional broadcasting company (Omrop Frysldn).

Jacob de Haan regularly acts as a guest conductor with performances of his own works — not only in Europe, but also Australia and the USA — and as a jury member at international competitions. He has served as guest conductor at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle. Furthermore, he gives workshops at various conservatories such as the Bavarian Music Academy in Germany.

Works for Winds

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Jacob de Haan website
  • Patriquin, Catherine. "Yellow Mountains." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 292-297. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.