grants & awards

2021, Artist Career Development Grant, Central Minnesota Arts Board to create #ComposeLikeAGirl podcast

2020, Individual Artist Award, Central Minnesota Arts Board

2013 – 2018, Composer in Residence, North Dakota State University

2017, American Prize in Composition, Opera/Musical Theater division, 1st place, for Test Pilot

2016, Finalist, Calliope’s Call, for “Salve, Regina”

2016, Finalist, Sorel Medallion, for “Ophelia”

2015, Sage Award, “Best Overall Design” for Test Pilot

2015, American Prize in Composition, Choral Division, 3rd Place, for “Sanctus” from amass

2014, McKnight Artist Fellowship

2014, Boston Metro Opera International Contempo Festival, Director’s Choice Award, for Kiss

2014, Live Music for Dance Grant, American Composers Forum, for Test Pilot, a dance opera based on flight

2013, Winner of the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus Composition Competition for “Trees Need Not Walk the Earth”

2012, Next Step Grant, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, to record a CD of art songs ~ Songs of Fields and Prairies

2011, Live Music for Dance Grant, American Composers Forum, to compose a work with choreographer Penny Freeh ~ Slippery Fish

2011, Recording Grant, Sorel Organization, to record amass

2010, McKnight Artist Fellowship

2010, Project Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, to compose a work for the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra ~ Solar

2009, Encore Grant, American Composers Forum

2009, Jerome Grant, American Composers Forum and the Jerome Foundation, to compose a work for Trio Callisto ~ Poem

2009, “Conductor’s Choice” in the Sorel Medallion Competition for “Benedictus” from amass

2008, Subito Grant, American Composers Forum

2008, Honorable Mention in the Cincinnati Camerata Composition Competition for “Sanctus” and “Benedictus” from amass

2005, Honorable Mention in the ASCAP/Lotte Lehmann Song Cycle Composition Competition for Songs of Fields and Prairies

2005, VocalEssence Welcome Christmas! Carol Contest Winner for “See Amid the Winter Snow”

2005, Yale Glee Club Emerging Composer Competition Winner for “Laus Trinitati”

2005, San Francisco Song Festival Composition Competition Winner for Songs of Fields and Prairies

2003, Honorable Mention in the ASCAP/Rudolph Nissim Competition for Ashes of Roses, a requiem for SATB choir, orchestra, and soloists

upcoming events

Jan
27
Fri
2023
7:00 pm ‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Valley Presbyterian Church
‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Valley Presbyterian Church
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
'Here I Am' World Premiere @ Valley Presbyterian Church
Jocelyn Hagen, Susanna Phillips & Mozart: Here I Am Presented by True Concord in partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival True Concord Choir and Soloists, Orchestra, Tucson Girls Chorus, Marcela Molina director Learn more here.
Jan
28
Sat
2023
7:30 pm ‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School
‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
'Here I Am' World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School | Tucson | Arizona | United States
Jocelyn Hagen, Susanna Phillips & Mozart: Here I Am Presented by True Concord in partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival True Concord Choir and Soloists, Orchestra, Tucson Girls Chorus, Marcela Molina director Learn more here.
Jan
29
Sun
2023
3:00 pm ‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School
‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
'Here I Am' World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School | Tucson | Arizona | United States
Jocelyn Hagen, Susanna Phillips & Mozart: Here I Am Presented by True Concord in partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival True Concord Choir and Soloists, Orchestra, Tucson Girls Chorus, Marcela Molina director Learn more here.
Mar
4
Sat
2023
7:30 pm Here I Am @ Wellshire Presbyterian Church
Here I Am @ Wellshire Presbyterian Church
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Here I Am @ Wellshire Presbyterian Church | Denver | Colorado | United States
Here I Am presented by Kantorei, Joel M. Rinsema Artistic Director A Women’s History Month Celebration   Jocelyn Hagen wrote “Here I Am” in commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the passing of the 19th[...]
Mar
5
Sun
2023
3:00 pm Here I Am @ McNichols Civic Center Building
Here I Am @ McNichols Civic Center Building
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Here I Am @ McNichols Civic Center Building
Here I Am presented by Kantorei, Joel M. Rinsema Artistic Director A Women’s History Month Celebration   Jocelyn Hagen wrote “Here I Am” in commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the passing of the 19th[...]
Mar
9
Thu
2023
7:30 pm MN Opera’s The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
MN Opera’s The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
MN Opera's The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
MARCH 9–19, 2023 MUSIC BY JOCELYN HAGEN LIBRETTO BY KAO KALIA YANG  A father’s love, a family’s journey. The first Hmong story adapted for the operatic stage, St. Paul writer Kao Kalia Yang’s memoir The Song[...]
Mar
11
Sat
2023
7:30 pm MN Opera’s The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
MN Opera’s The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
MN Opera's The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
MARCH 9–19, 2023 MUSIC BY JOCELYN HAGEN LIBRETTO BY KAO KALIA YANG  A father’s love, a family’s journey. The first Hmong story adapted for the operatic stage, St. Paul writer Kao Kalia Yang’s memoir The Song[...]
Mar
12
Sun
2023
2:00 pm MN Opera’s The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
MN Opera’s The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MN Opera's The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
MARCH 9–19, 2023 MUSIC BY JOCELYN HAGEN LIBRETTO BY KAO KALIA YANG  A father’s love, a family’s journey. The first Hmong story adapted for the operatic stage, St. Paul writer Kao Kalia Yang’s memoir The Song[...]
Mar
16
Thu
2023
7:30 pm MN Opera’s The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
MN Opera’s The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
MN Opera's The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
MARCH 9–19, 2023 MUSIC BY JOCELYN HAGEN LIBRETTO BY KAO KALIA YANG  A father’s love, a family’s journey. The first Hmong story adapted for the operatic stage, St. Paul writer Kao Kalia Yang’s memoir The Song[...]
Mar
18
Sat
2023
7:30 pm MN Opera’s The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
MN Opera’s The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
MN Opera's The Song Poet @ Luminary Arts Center
MARCH 9–19, 2023 MUSIC BY JOCELYN HAGEN LIBRETTO BY KAO KALIA YANG  A father’s love, a family’s journey. The first Hmong story adapted for the operatic stage, St. Paul writer Kao Kalia Yang’s memoir The Song[...]

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