Premiere of Variations on a Theme by Brahms Variations on a Theme by Brahms, for solo piano, will be premiered September 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota in Morris, Minnesota, with more performances scheduled throughout the...
Continuing Passion Projects through Patreon Starting in January of 2017, Jocelyn joined Patreon, an online crowd-funding subscription service, allowing her to receive funding directly from the fans of her work. Since she joined, she has released My Life Around You,...
Etude Fantasy for Pianist Jihye Chang Pianist Jihye Chang has commissioned Jocelyn to compose an Etude Fantasy for her Continuum 88 project, a five-year journey exploring solo keyboard literature. Pianist Jihye Chang performs significant pieces from the major genres...
Cello Etudes for Cicely Parnas Cello star and internet sensation Cicely Parnas has commissioned a set of etudes for solo cello from Jocelyn to premiere in 2018. American cellist Cicely Parnas, praised for her “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen...
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More than just singable lyric lines…
Jocelyn’s music ties so beautifully with the text, which for singers, makes her music a reward and a clear way to connect emotionally to the message. Her pieces are more than just singable lyric lines; they invoke a desire to connect to the audience and be a part of a bigger experience for everyone.
Jocelyn’s music sings. It is crafty and crafted but never difficult; lyrical and poignant yet never saccharin. Her musical lines flow as poetry in sound, as she guides the listener from one delight to the next.
Associate Professor of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music | Director, NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
New Impressions of Texture and Color
Jocelyn’s music is filled with new impressions of texture and color. Individual lines melding together to create deep or expansive melodies. Our ensemble loved not only the rehearsal process, but found repeated performances to deepen our experience and expression of the music. I have had the great pleasure of working with Jocelyn on two different… Read more “New Impressions of Texture and Color”
Peter Haberman, Director of Bands
Concordia College, Moorhead
Jocelyn Hagen’s music celebrates the eternal spirit of the feminine
Jocelyn Hagen’s music celebrates the eternal spirit of the feminine, informed by soaring poetry and the indomitable courage of women. Her sense of place, time and the elements weave together a fabric of sound that inspires awe, joy, and the resilience so needed in today’s world.
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