Jacob Lyerly is a Baltimore based guitarist who is originally from Florence, SC. His primary artistic mission in life is to bring beauty into the world using music. He has pursued this mission through many avenues such as teaching, audio recording, and performing a wide variety of styles and genres.
His interests and skills have allowed him to explore other interesting opportunities as well. Jacob currently works at Peabody LAUNCHPad (Career Services) as a website developer, office assistant, and career coach (in training). He is also a member of the Sound Rounds team. This is a collaborative program between the Peabody Institute and Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Peabody student musicians perform music for long term patients in various wards of the hospital.
Most recently, Jacob received the 2019 Stuart Weber Scholarship. This is a merit based award that covers full tuition for one American guitarist to study in Italy at the Volterra Project Summer Guitar Institute. Jacob is also the 2017 recipient of the University of South Carolina School of Music’s Christopher Berg Guitar Award. This award is given to the student best exemplifying the qualities of creativity, humility, perseverance, and improvement in their study of the guitar and music performance.
Jacob received his Bachelor of Music degree in 2017 from The University of South Carolina where he studied guitar with Christopher Berg. He is currently pursing a Master of Music in Performance with an emphasis in Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where he studies guitar with Julian Gray.