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Jocelyn Hagen

4 hours 28 minutes ago

TODAY'S THE DAY! If you want to take advantage of this special opportunity, you must do it by the end of the day!

www.patreon.com/JocelynHagen

Hello, everybody! Here's a great opportunity for choir conductors with treble choirs! Check it out!

A link to Patreon is in the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jocelyn Hagen

2 days 2 hours ago

Hello, everybody! Here's a great opportunity for choir conductors with treble choirs! Check it out!

A link to Patreon is in the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jocelyn Hagen

3 days 3 hours ago

TONIGHT! St. Paul Central High School Choir & Orchestra premieres "We Give Thanks" ~ 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium, if you're so inclined!

Jocelyn Hagen

4 days 5 hours ago

Grateful. My birthday week has been FILLED with beautiful performances by the Mill City String Quartet, the Dakota Valley Symphony, and the St. Paul Central High School Choir and Orchestra. Happy Jocelyn.

Jocelyn Hagen

1 week 1 day ago

TOMORROW AFTERNOON! My orchestra piece, SOLAR, is being performed by the Dakota Valley Symphony ~ 2pm, Ames Center in Burnsville. Should be an excellent concert!!!

THIS SUNDAY at 2pm, we will be performing a piece called Solar by Minnesota composer Jocelyn Hagen. I asked Jocelyn to tell me about an experience as a composer that has brought her deep pride and joy.

"I am most proud of my projects that have something to say. That make a statement, beyond the music. Music is a very emotional experience for me, and I want audience members to also have an emotional experience when they listen to my music. In 2011 I completed my oratorio AMASS, and the texts that I chose revealed my personal beliefs about religion and faith. It was kind of hard to put that out there, and release it into the world. It felt risky. But it's been extremely rewarding. So many people have connected with the work, and told me that they feel the same way, or that it made them think differently, and that means the world to me. It's one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had.

The Singers, under the direction of Matthew Culloton, premiered AMASS here in the Twin Cities in 2011. It was performed at Lincoln Center in 2014. You can find several movements from AMASS on my YouTube Channel."

Jocelyn Hagen

1 week 3 days ago

Very much looking forward to working with the Dakota Valley Symphony this weekend!

At our concert next Sunday at 2pm, we will be performing Solar by Minnesota composer Jocelyn Hagen. I asked Jocelyn what advice she has for any aspiring composers.

"Compose a LOT. Trust your gut. Enter competitions. Make a lot of friends. Network. Finish your pieces. Have them performed. You only get better by doing it OVER and OVER and OVER again. :-)"

Jocelyn Hagen

1 week 5 days ago

It turns out that Conspirare will be doing a PREVIEW performance of my evening length work SONGS FOR MUSKA this May! I couldn't be more excited! (In fact, I'm up in the middle of the night composing for it right now.....)

Craig Hella Johnson will curate an eclectic and refreshing program featuring an 18-voice Conspirare ensemble singing across a broad musical spectrum. Also included will be a workshop performance of a newly commissioned choral work for Conspirare from composer Jocelyn Hagen based upon folk poetry by Pashtun women. Pre-concert talk at 7:00pm.

Jocelyn Hagen

2 weeks 3 days ago

Some days I TRULY LOVE teaching. I just got done working with a composition student who is writing a four-hand piano piece/cowboy song. Hilarious. I then rewarded him by playing him this jewel of a video. Prepare to laugh.

Felix Mendelssohn's Wedding March, from 'A Midsummer's Night Dream', arranged for drunk organist (or sober organist pretending to be drunk) by Jonathan Mui. ...

Jocelyn Hagen

2 weeks 5 days ago

After a 22 day break, I put down notes again today. It was time, and I was ready. But the decompression was needed and SO important.

Jocelyn Hagen

3 weeks 1 day ago

I am so THRILLED to share this with you!! This year, I collaborated with electronic musician/composer SPEARFISHER (Peter John) on a very special piece for the NDSU Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Jo Ann Miller.

We thought it was going to be kind of a small project, but it turned into this MASSIVE undertaking. The score is nothing like I've ever done before ~ we experimented and tried all these different techniques with the choir ~ things I have never seen attempted before.

And SPEARFISHER is an incredible musician ~ he sampled the choir and created a new synthesizer that was a fusion of a regular synth sound and their choral sound. Much of his performance in the video is improvised.

And NDSU did such an AMAZING job! They were open to all of our ideas and happily tried all sorts of different techniques. And Dr. Miller was patient and supportive the entire time ~ completely trusting that we would create something genuine and approachable.

I couldn't be more proud of this work, titled HUMMINGBIRD, based on a poem by Nikia Chaney.

Great listening for the weekend. Hope you enjoy it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ...

Jocelyn Hagen

3 weeks 2 days ago

2 weeks!!! So thrilled to have been commissioned by the Mill City String Quartet. The new work, SPRING THAW, is based on flamenco music, and features Larry Minthorn on guitar. Can't WAIT to hear it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jocelyn Hagen

3 weeks 6 days ago

So excited to share this new playlist with you all today. And it's been made possible by my amazing patrons on PATREON!!!! Can't thank them enough for helping this happen.

For those of you who didn't get a chance to see TEST PILOT (my dance opera collaboration with Penny Freeh), now you can experience a part of it on YouTube.

TEST PILOT SUITE ~ 4 movements for string quartet, performed by Alexandra Early, Jean De Vere, Sam Bergman, and Kirsten Whitson.

Test Pilot Suite (4 movements for string quartet) is taken from Jocelyn Hagen's dance opera collaboration with choreographer Penelope Freeh, TEST PILOT. Perf...

Jocelyn Hagen

4 weeks 1 hour ago

"Be so good, they can't ignore you."
~ Steve Martin

Jocelyn Hagen

4 weeks 2 days ago

Love this. Great listening for a Friday. And so happy to call these two friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

For those of you who enjoyed "Hummingbird," check out this cover by SPEARFISHER.

๐ŸŽ‰Had a blast making this video, we love this new track by Lorde!!๐ŸŽ‰ Like/Comment/Subscribe if you want to see more videos like this or if you have questions! ...

Jocelyn Hagen

1 month 1 day ago

What a wonderful concert this will be. Wish I could be there for it!

Jocelyn Hagen

1 month 3 days ago

Jocelyn Hagen added a new photo to the album: Timeline Photos.

Jocelyn Hagen

1 month 4 days ago

Hooray! My new EP with Timothy C. Takach is now available on iTunes! Happy spring, everyone!!

Jocelyn Hagen

1 month 1 week ago

Jocelyn Hagen added a new photo to the album: Timeline Photos.

Jocelyn Hagen

1 month 1 week ago

"Tink & Thud" - performed by Shannon Wettstein and Patti Cudd

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