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1 week ago

Jocelyn Hagen
"Give Joan a Sword” premieres with Kantorei! And, join Graphite’s new commissioning consortium - mailchi.mp/9491bd168699/give-joan-a-sword-premieres-with-kantorei ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Jocelyn Hagen
This weekend is the first time I have traveled for a premiere since the pandemic began. It has been quite overwhelming and emotional, to hear my music come to life again through the voices of others.If you're in the Denver area, this is a wonderful way to spend your weekend. Kantorei is doing such an incredible job with my pieces, including the commission "Give Joan a Sword."This piece....unlike anything I've ever written. These singers are killing it. I'm such a happy composer. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Jocelyn Hagen
Here I Am! (and I’ve been very busy) - new chorus & orchestra work underway - mailchi.mp/8222899b024c/here-i-am-and-ive-been-very-busy ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Jocelyn Hagen
Ever wonder what a choral piece sounds like in the hands of the composer? Before the choir has a chance to sing it? This is my sketch for "there is a girl," from my upcoming commission HERE I AM, for True Concord Voices & Orchestra.This amazing poem is by Amanda Lovelace, from her book BREAK YOUR GLASS SLIPPERS. (Used with permission.)Special thanks to all my patrons on Patreon for supporting the creation of this video!(p.s. My cat Shortcake has a bit of a cameo - see if you can spot her!) ... See MoreSee Less
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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.

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… 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.

Iris S. Levine, Founder and Artistic Director

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