Jacob de Haan (born March 28, 1959 in Heerenveen, Netherlands) is a Dutch composer. He received his musical education at the State Music Academy in Leeuwarden, where he studied organ and music. As a result, he is now a professor specializing in arrangements in this Academy. Jacob de Haan lives in the city of Rotterdam (Netherlands) where he works primarily as a composer. It is often required as guest to interpret their own work and as a judge in international competitions. As a guest conductor he has worked among others in Australia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Italy, France and Belgium. He is also a director and producer of several CD-recordings with professional concert bands in the country and abroad. He grew up in a musically oriented family and received piano and trumpet lessons at an early age. Thanks to this, he was able to develop their creativity as a future composer. In the early eighties, when his first works were published, he achieved his first success as a composer of music for concert band. He is famous for his film scores and combinations of styles. Oregon, Ross Roy and Concerto D'amore were his most successful. His repertoire for concert band contest consists of works in varying degrees of difficulty, short concert pieces, popular music and some gears. Additionally he has written several arrangements of classical and choral.