Jocelyn has been commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra! New arrangements
of “Ode to Joy” and “Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle” are
being created for their Young People’s Concerts this season. Learn more here.
8.01.15 Jocelyn’s music is being featured October 22-24, 2015, at the Choral Symposium held at the North Dakota State University Challey School of Music. She will also give a lecture entitled “Text Setting in the 21st Century: An Inside Look on the Evolution of my Text Selection Process.” She will also be moderating a panel on the “Business of Composition,” with Abbie Betinis, Craig Carnahan, Steven Sametz, Tony Silvestri, and Rosephanye Powell.
7.15.15 Kiss, Jocelyn’s newest song cycle for soprano and piano, is now available for purchase from Graphite Publishing. Buy the score here.
6.12.15 "Vespertilians" is now available for purchase from the G. Schirmer Judith Clurman series. The piece was commissioned by the Texas Choral Directors Association for the 2013 convention. Buy the score here.
3.10.15 The recording "Unto Thee I Burn" featuring Jocelyn’s love. songs (soprano and piano version) is released. Recorded in 2013, the fourth release arising from the partnership of Presidential Scholar in the Arts soprano Eileen Strempel and Québec native, Eastman School Asst. Prof. of Chamber Music & Accompanying pianist Sylvie Beaudette features song settings of E.E. Cummings’ poetry set to music by North American Women composers. Buy the recording here.
01.15.15 Jocelyn’s love. songs (baritone and piano version) was reviewed by Judith Carman in the November/December issue of Journal of Singing. This piece was praised for its “impeccable word rhythms.” Buy the PDF score here.
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The Minnesota Orchestra has commissioned Jocelyn to arrange
two works for their upcoming season. They will be featured during their
Jocelyn will be composing an evening-length work for Conspirare inspired by landays from contemporary Afghanistan. A landay is an "oral and anonymous form created by and for mostly illiterate people: the more than twenty million Pashtun women who span the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
The Sorel Organization has commissioned Jocelyn to arrange four movements of amass for mixed choir, vocal soloists and piano. The new work will be marketed as a companion piece to the Brahms Requiem and was commissioned in honor of inaugural Sorel Legacy Medallion recipient Arlene Shrut.
Arlene Shrut, piano
Jocelyn is currently composing an extended song for David Walton (tenor) and Erik Barsness (percussion) on the letters of Vincent Van Gogh. Dear Theo will be premiered November 30 in Minneapolis.
David Walton, tenor; Erik Barsness, percussion
The Madison Choral Project, led by Albert Pinsonneault, has commissioned an arrangement of “Deck the Hall” for their holiday concerts this season.
Madison Choral Project, Albert Pinsonneault, conductor
Jocelyn is collaborating with fellow composer/singer Timothy C. Takach on three a cappella arrangements for choreographer Penelope Freeh’s November show at Four Seasons Dance Studio. Visit penelopefreeh.com for more info.
Penelope Freeh, choreographer/dancer; Jocelyn Hagen, voice; Timothy C. Takach, voice
"To Gold in Broadest Blue," one of Jocelyn’s symphonic band works, is being re-arranged for spring performances by The Concordia Band under the direction of Dr. Peter J. Haberman.
Concordia Band, Dr. Peter J. Haberman, conductor
Jocelyn is performing Debussy’s “Souvenir du Louvre” from Images with choreographer/dancer Nic Lincoln in his upcoming show on Friday, October 16, at The O’Shaughnessy in St. Paul. Click here for tickets.
Nic Lincoln, choreographer/dancer
The University of South Dakota Concert Choir has commissioned Jocelyn to compose a work for a cappella mixed choir using lyrics crafted by singer/songwriter Chris Koza.
University of South Dakota Concert Choir, David Holdhusen, conductor
How to Survive Winter, commissioned by The Women’s Chorus of Dallas for SSAA choir and string quartet, will be premiered December 12, 2015 at the Dallas City Performance Hall in Dallas, Texas. The four movements feature poetry by Minneapolis poet Julia Klatt Singer.
The Women's Chorus of Dallas, Melinda Imthurn, Artistic Director