grants & awards

 
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

Oct
7
Fri
2022
8:00 pm “To Be Known” world premiere wit... @ University Presbyterian
“To Be Known” world premiere wit... @ University Presbyterian
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“To Be Known” world premiere with Conspirare @ University Presbyterian
Conspirare and the Miró Quartet come together to invoke music’s restorative power, commissioning 15 diverse composers across North America to create works for voices and string quartet that respond to our time and the stresses[...]
Oct
8
Sat
2022
8:00 pm “To Be Known” world premiere wit... @ University Presbyterian
“To Be Known” world premiere wit... @ University Presbyterian
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“To Be Known” world premiere with Conspirare @ University Presbyterian
Conspirare and the Miró Quartet come together to invoke music’s restorative power, commissioning 15 diverse composers across North America to create works for voices and string quartet that respond to our time and the stresses[...]
Oct
15
Sat
2022
10:00 pm The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vin... @ Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vin... @ Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
Oct 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci with the Pacific Chorale @ Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
Robert Istad, conductor Pacific Chorale Pacific Symphony Isaac Gale and Joseph Midthun, filmmakers What’s old is new again, as composers Maurice Duruflé and Jocelyn Hagen look to the past to find inspiration in Gregorian chant[...]
Oct
30
Sun
2022
10:00 am The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci @ Gustaf Vasa Church
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci @ Gustaf Vasa Church
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci @ Gustaf Vasa Church
Concert featuring Jocelyn Hagen: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci Cecilia McDowall: Da Vinci Requiem   Performers: Agnes Auer, soprano Mattias Nilsson, bass Gustaf Vasa Chamber Choir Orkester from the Royal Chapel   Tickets are[...]
Jan
27
Fri
2023
8:00 pm ‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Valley Presbyterian Church
‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Valley Presbyterian Church
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 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
8:30 pm ‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School
‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School
Jan 28 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 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
4:00 pm ‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School
‘Here I Am’ World Premiere @ Catalina Foothills High School
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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
8:30 pm Here I Am @ Wellshire Presbyterian Church
Here I Am @ Wellshire Presbyterian Church
Mar 4 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Here I Am @ Wellshire Presbyterian Church
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 amendment;[...]
Mar
5
Sun
2023
4:00 pm Here I Am @ TBA
Here I Am @ TBA
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Here I Am @ TBA
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 amendment;[...]
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[...]

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