“Hands Upon the Plow” commissioned by Peninsula Women’s Chorus

The Peninsula Women’s Chorus commissioned Hagen last year to compose a work for their “Trailblazers Project,” an ambitious, multi-year commissioning project that focuses on three pioneering American women: Harriet Tubman, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, and Alice Paul....

“Give Joan a Sword,” commissioned by Kantorei

Denver’s premier choral ensemble Kantorei, under the direction of Joel Rinsema, has commissioned Hagen to write a piece for their final concerts this season.   Contemporary women composers hold the spotlight in these concerts dubbed “Vox Femina” (the female...

Ashes of Roses Consortium ~ A New Chamber Ensemble Version

My requiem Ashes of Roses, for SATB choir, soloists, soprano saxophone soloist, and full orchestra, will soon be available in a new chamber version with organ and flexible chamber ensemble. Two ensembles have already scheduled regional premieres, but I’m looking for...

New Art Song Cycle for Mezzo-Soprano, String Quartet, and Piano

Graphite Publishing is organizing an art song consortium for 4 brand new cycles of art song. Four of our most prolific composers of art song will write a cycle for four different voice parts. As a consortium member, you and your students will give regional premieres...

“Shieldmaiden” for Carthage Wind Orchestra

Shieldmaiden was commissioned by Carthage College for the “150 Years of Carthage Women” Celebration, 2019-20, in recognition of their intrepid initiative and collective contributions, and will be premiered by the Carthage Wind Orchestra under the direction of Dr....

The Song Poet, commissioned by Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera recently announced the commission of The Song Poet for Project Opera, Minnesota Opera’s premier youth vocal training program, with Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Song Poet, serving as the librettist and Jocelyn Hagen as the composer.   In concert...

Clements High School Chorale Women: “I Count it All Joy”

Clements High School Chorale Women have been selected to perform at the Southwestern Division of the American Choral Directors Association (SWACDA) conference in March 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas. In honor of this auspicious performance, Fort Bend ISD Department of...

University of Michigan Chamber Choir performs and records “amass”

Tuesday, November 26, 8:00 p.m. Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, FREE concert On November 26, the UM-Chamber Choir will perform the Michigan premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s amazing multi-movement work, amass, and will record the work in the beginning of...

Premiere of Variations on a Theme by Brahms

Premiere of Variations on a Theme by Brahms     Variations on a Theme by Brahms, for solo piano, was premiered September 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota in Morris, Minnesota, with more performances scheduled throughout the Fall.   Hagen...

A Set of Miniatures for Pianist Jihye Chang

A Set of Miniatures for Pianist Jihye Chang Pianist Jihye Chang has commissioned Jocelyn to compose a set of miniatures for her Continuum 88 project, a five-year journey exploring solo keyboard literature. Pianist Jihye Chang performs significant pieces from the major...

“Songs for Muska” with Conspirare

“Songs for Muska” with Conspirare Last March Conspirare premiered Hagen’s new evening-length work Songs for Muska,a piece they commissioned and Hagen spent four years conceiving and writing. Songs for Muska is based on poetry by the women of Afghanistan....

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