9.20.14 Soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette along with Centaur records are hosting an event during the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival at the Eastman School of Music to celebrate the release of their new CD featuring songs with texts by E.E. Cummings, including Jocelyn's setting of love. songs. Most people know the poetry of E.E. Cummings, but few know of his paintings and drawings. This multidisciplinary event brings all of Cummings’ gifts together. Eileen and Sylvie perform song settings of Cummings’ poetry, interspersed with readings of original poems by Kitty Jospé that capture the artist’s style. All are highlighted by little-known E.E. Cummings artworks from the Hildegarde Lasell Watson Collection at SUNY Brockport, projected during the performance.
08.28.14 The Music of Jocelyn Hagen, Recital, Beckwith Recital Hall, North Dakota State University School of Music, 7:30pm, FREE. Featuring new string quartet music and songs from the upcoming dance opera TEST PILOT and more.
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano; James Garlick and Margaret Humphrey, violins; Matthew Williams, viola; Kirsten Whitson, cello
07.21.14 Jocelyn’s new CD of art songs, “Songs of Fields and Prairies,” is now available for purchase through this website.
07.06.14 Rehearsals for Jocelyn’s dance opera collaboration, Test Pilot, with choreographer Penelope Freeh, begin today! Learn more about the project and the process here.
6.27.14 Jocelyn travels to Atlanta, Georgia, for the premiere of “To See the Sky,” a work for SATB and piano commissioned by Georgia ACDA in memory of Dr. Amy Foster. Read more about it here.
6.18.14 Jocelyn’s new song cycle for soprano and piano, entitled Kiss, is given the Director’s Choice Award from the Boston Metro Opera Contempo Festival. The cycle will be available from Graphite Publishing in a few months.
06.04.14 Jocelyn travels to Houston for the premiere of “soft blink of amber light,” a commission from the Houston Chamber Choir, under the direction of Robert Simpson. Minneapolis-based poet Julia Klatt Singer provides the poetry for the work.
Mysterious fireflies inspire a composer - CultureMap - Houston
Composer melds classical, pop works - Houston Chronicle
YouTube Promotional Video
05.23.14 Jocelyn wins her second McKnight artist fellowship! Read more here.
04.08.14 Jocelyn’s new collaboration with hip-hop performer/writer Dessa is set to premiere April 28 and 29 at the Minneapolis Convention Center by a mass choir of 600 high school singers and honor orchestra of 75 instrumentalists. The piece is called “Controlled Burn” and it was commissioned by Minneapolis Public Schools for the 20th anniversary of Viva City, a celebration of art of the student population of Minneapolis. Read more about the project here.
04.01.14 Jocelyn has finally joined Twitter! Follow her @JocelynHagenMus.
01.30.14 Jocelyn's new EP MASHUP has been released! Order a CD or download from CDBaby or iTunes. Click here for more info.
Heartland Voices, a chamber ensemble in Northern Illinois, has commissioned Jocelyn to create a work for next year's season.
Director: John Slawson
Penelope Freeh Choreographer Penelope Freeh and Jocelyn have been invited to create a new work to premiere at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul, MN, as part of their "Women of Substance" series in September of 2014.