Jocelyn Hagen Jocelyn Hagen (b.1980), a native of Valley City, North Dakota, composes music that has been described as “dramatic and deeply moving” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis/St. Paul). Her first forays into composition were via songwriting, and this is very evident in her work. The majority of her compositional output is for voice: solo, chamber and choral. She is a 2-time winner of prestigious McKnight Fellowships (in 2010 and 2014) and her music is heard around the world. Her recent 65-minute oratorio entitled amass, for mixed choir and chamber ensemble, received its New York premiere at Lincoln Center in March of 2014.

Jocelyn holds degrees in Theory, Composition, and Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College, as well as a Masters degree in Composition from the University of Minnesota. Her training also includes summer study at the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, France, where she studied with Philip Lasser of the Juilliard School of Music. Other former teachers include Judith Lang Zaimont, Peter Hamlin, David Maslanka, Mary Ellen Childs, and Timothy Mahr.

Her music is available through her website, independently published, as well as through Graphite Publishing, G. Schirmer, Santa Barbara Music Publishing and Boosey and Hawkes.

Phone: 612.849.2245



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