reviews & quotes

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.
David Walton, tenor

Jocelyn’s Music Sings

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.

Domonic DiOrio
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 commissions. As a conductor, I have found no other composer more collaborative in the creation of a work. Jocelyn was interested in my thoughts, wanted to hear about the rehearsal process, and even joined us in residency! She was engaging and encouraging each time she worked with the musicians. Her talent as a composer, high expectations for performance, and warm personality are blended with her energy and excitement to help draw the performers into her work.

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.

Iris S. Levine, Founder and Artistic Director

upcoming events

Sep
25
Sun
2022
1:30 pm Shoua & the Northern Lights Drag... @ Minnesota Humanities Event Center
Shoua & the Northern Lights Drag... @ Minnesota Humanities Event Center
Sep 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Shoua & the Northern Lights Dragon: Musical Performance and Discussion @ Minnesota Humanities Event Center
Join the Humanities Center for a brand-new musical performance by Chione Quintet based on Twin Cities author Ka Vang’s Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon. This short chapter book, published by the Council on Asian[...]
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;[...]

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