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12 hours ago

Such a great read, by my friend and fellow composer J. Anthony Allen.

"I’ve decided that our modern world just isn’t meant for creative focus. At least, not without a fight."

TRUTH. I'm fighting it every day. Summer is a losing battle, I believe.

by J. Anthony Allen I spent the month of June on a residency aboard a ship in the Arctic. This was a residency primarily designed for visual artists, but I’ve never been one to turn down an excitin…

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2 days ago

Moon Goddess IS totally "ferocious." Loving this comparison. 🙂

I also found this new FEROCIOUS video by the Women's Concert Chorale of University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, under the direction of Dr. Frank A. Watkins. Fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nBhEMZP5v8

With the advent of new action-hero women in movies such as Wonder Woman and Atomic Blonde ~ what better time is there to program women’s music described as “ferocious”? Jocelyn Hagen's “Moon Goddess” has you covered!

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6 days ago

I was so sad to hear of the passing of David Maslanka earlier this week. In the summer of 2002 I actually spent the summer in Missoula to study with him. I learned the most just by studying his incredible scores. Truly inspiring.

While I was there in Missoula I composed the majority of my requiem ASHES OF ROSES, a work I'm still proud of, and am so thrilled to see getting more and more performances.

I remember this work especially ~ "A Child's Garden of Dreams," for symphonic band. If you've never listened to it, you should. Beautiful work.

An ascent into heaven where pagan dences are celebrated; and a discent into hell where angels are doing good deeds.

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1 week ago

I joined Patreon last January, and couldn't be more excited to be a part of its amazing community. Another great article was recently written about this new crowd-sourced SUBSCRIPTION fundraising model, and I love this quote, from the CEO & co-founder (and musician!) Jack Conte:

“WE WANT TO FUND THE CREATIVE CLASS. Ten years from now, we want kids growing up and graduating college and high school to know that being a professional creator is possible. We’re shooting for this cultural sea change.”

I'll put a link to the rest of the article in the comments below, and if you're interested in checking out MY Patreon page, and becoming a subscriber, please click this link and watch my video! So far this year I've released an EP (the Nation EP with collaborator Timothy C. Takach), several music videos, and a new arrangement for SSAA and piano for my subscribers and their choirs to premiere.

What will I be releasing next? A new video for "Lovestain" off the Nation EP, experimental music featuring SPEARFISHER, another great work for choir (for YOUR group to give a regional premiere!), and some incredible performances by cellist Cicely Parnas.... JOIN ME!

Become a patron of Jocelyn Hagen today: Read 10 posts by Jocelyn Hagen and get access to exclusive content and experiences on the world’s largest membership platform for artists and creators.

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1 week ago

Composers! Great new opportunity ~ an international competition. Read the details here.

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2 weeks ago

My choral music & art song is now available on the Graphite Publishing website!
& I have two new videos on YouTube!
1. An informational video about my ground-breaking collaborative choral work with electronic musician/composer SPEARFISHER, and
2. a performance from the World Choral Symposium in Barcelona!

I just wanted to update you all on where to find my music! My website, jocelynhagen.com, is still under construction ~ I have lots of music to put up for sale yet, but my VOCAL music is available NOW at Graphite Publishing. This is part of Graphite's new distribution arm, and I couldn't be more exci...

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2 weeks ago

I wish you could have all been with me the other night, in a beautiful church in Barcelona (built in the 14th century) to hear this gorgeous performance of "Hands," sung by the Vocal Art Ensemble of Sweden, under the direction of Jan Yngwe.

It is a moment I will never forget. They sang this piece the night before as well, to a packed house of choral musicians at L'Auditori, but THIS performance was truly transcendent.

It was such an incredible honor to have been commissioned by the International Federation of Choral Music for the World Choral Symposium. A true highlight of my career thus far.

Enjoy.

The video for this performance of "Hands" was taken during the World Choral Symposium in Barcelona, Spain, at a 14th century church ~ the Basilica of Santa M...

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2 weeks ago

Getting chills! Ready for the premiere of "Hands" by the Vocal Art Ensemble of Sweden, in Barcelona!!!!

Having such fun at the world choral symposium...

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3 weeks ago

Hello, everyone! If you're looking to buy some of my music for next year, please go to Graphite Publishing! (Still working on getting all my music up for sale on my website.) 🙂

Jocelyn Hagen composes music that has been described as “simply magical” (Fanfare Magazine) and “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...

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3 weeks ago

Yep.

This is what Peter Dinklage walked away from, to become Tyrion Lannister

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3 weeks ago

Well, today I take off for the World Choral Symposium in Barcelona! I am SO excited to hear my new work "Hands" sung by The Swedish Vocal Art Ensemble and give a presentation on the trends of 21st century choral music.

During my presentation I will be featuring this piece "Hummingbird," that Peter John (Spearfisher) and I created with the North Dakota State University Concert Choir. I'm so proud of this work we did! (Video featured below. Also ~ the sheet music will be available very soon through the NDSU Choral Series at Graphite Publishing!)

I'm also thrilled to feature the music of Timothy C. Takach, Dominick DiOrio, Moira Smiley, Joshua Shank, Melissa Dunphy, Ted Hearne, Joan Szymko, Scot Hanna-Weir, Paul John Rudoi, Jake Runestad, Dessa, and Steve Hackman.

Subscribe for more creative new music! If you want to perform the piece, the score is available at https://www.graphitepublishing.com/ So grateful to Jo Ann ...

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3 weeks ago

Hey, everybody! I haven't been able to upload all my choral works for sale on my personal website yet, but GRAPHITE PUBLISHING has most of them up! So if you're planning to put one of my pieces on your program next year, here's where you can shop:
https://www.graphitepublishing.com/publisher/jh-music/

Jocelyn Hagen composes music that has been described as “simply magical” (Fanfare Magazine) and “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...

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1 month ago

What a night! Such a joy to hear the Beethoven Festival Chorale under the direction of Dale Warland sing my "Benedictus" as part of an Eclectic Mass. They were amazing, of course, and I couldn't be more grateful for the support Dale has given me through the years.

Happy. 😊

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1 month ago

"Listening is not a reaction, it is a connection. Listening to a conversation or a story, we don’t so much respond as join in — become part of the action."

An amazing statement from Ursula K. LeGuin's "The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination." I'd like to add that MUSIC fits beautifully into this description as well (along with conversation and story).

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1 month ago

Happy 4th of July, everybody!

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby America the Beautiful (Live for Broadcast) · Cantus A Harvest Home ℗ 2014 Cantus Released on: 2014-10-07 Auto-generated by YouT...

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1 month ago

Timothy C. Takach and I were recently featured on the podcast "The Portfolio Composer" ~ very honored to have been asked to talk about how we make life "as two married composers" work. 🙂 If you're at all interested, you should take a listen.

Composers and entrepreneurs Jocelyn Hagen and Timothy Takach discuss Graphite Publishing, marketing, and becoming a professional.

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1 month ago

Apparently I won't be slowing down this summer....lots of exciting news!

Hello, everyone! It's been a very busy month of June and it's not going to slow down anytime soon... I'm almost packed for my trip to Barcelona, Spain, for the

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2 months ago

Woke up this morning to a text from Tesfa Wondemagegnehu ~ my "Joy" is being performed tonight at CARNEGIE HALL by the CHOIRS OF AMERICA COMBINED TREBLE ENSEMBLE under the direction of Doreen Rao. Woot!!

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2 months ago

Hello everyone ~ I have something special to share with you today. Some of you are already aware that I am now a creator on PATREON ~ what you might not understand is how or why I'm doing it. Today Patreon sent me this wonderful article regarding their vision, and I think it's an important read. For all creators. For all people FRUSTRATED by the overwhelming commercialism that is the internet today. Here's a great snippet:

"It’s more than a new platform and more than a new product: it’s a cultural sea change that is redefining what it means to be a professional creator. It’s fans demanding to pay artists for the joy they’re given every day. It’s artists demanding to be paid what they’re worth. It’s technology catching up to humanity. And it’s happening right now.

Last month, Patreon announced that we’re on track to send over $150 million to creators in 2017 alone, from over a million financially active patrons. Patrons are making subscription payments to creators, and they’re paying more per month than they pay for an Amazon Prime membership, or a Netflix subscription. Imagine that. Fans paying creators…."

Hope you take the time to read it ~ and if you ... See more

Welcome to the next phase of Patreon

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2 months ago

Inspiration.

StatusSilver x XTRAP - Finger Kaleidoscope 😱 🔥 🔥

🎥 https://www.instagram.com/ilovethisdanceofficiel/

Song: Chainsmokers - Don't let me down

Full video => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC-PV2BSYD4

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