Jocelyn Hagen

Jocelyn Hagen (b.1980), a native of Valley City, North Dakota, composes music that has been described as “dramatic and deeply moving” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis/St. Paul). Her first forays into composition were via songwriting, and this is very evident in her work. The majority of her compositional output is for voice: solo, chamber and choral. In 2012 she collaborated with choreographer Penelope Freeh to create “Slippery Fish,” a quartet for 2 dancers, soprano and viola, and the piece was reviewed as “completely original in all respects.” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis/St. Paul). Currently she is Artist-in-Residence at the North Dakota State University School of Music, where she teaches, writes curriculum and brings in collaborators to perform her work.

Jocelyn holds degrees in Theory, Composition, and Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College, as well as a Masters degree in Composition from the University of Minnesota. As a performer, Jocelyn began piano lessons at the age of three and became a professional accompanist by the age of 15. In 2000 she won first place in the Klatzkin Contemporary Keyboard Competition at Arizona State University (Alexina Louie, “Music for Piano”), and in 2003 soloed with the St. Olaf Orchestra (Francis Poulenc, “Piano Concerto, first movement”). For several years she specialized in the performance of 20th and 21st century art song, performing and touring with soprano Jennifer Kult as the Linden Duo. Jocelyn has received grants and awards from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, Minnesota Music Educators Association, the McKnight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, VocalEssence, the Yale Glee Club, the Lotte Lehman Foundation, the Sorel Medallion Competition, the Cincinnati Camerata, the University of Minnesota, and the San Francisco Song Festival. Her commissions include the American Choral Directors Association, Texas, Georgia and Connecticut Choral Directors Associations, the North Dakota Music Teacher’s Association, The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists, Trio Callisto, the Murasaki Duo, Cantus, the Houston Chamber Choir, the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the St. Olaf Band, NDSU Gold Star Band, the ND Army Band, and the Copper Street Brass Quintet. Her music is independently published through her website as well as through Graphite Publishing, Santa Barbara Music Publishing and Boosey and Hawkes.


Compositions by Jocelyn Hagen

... and then we were left

Jocelyn Hagen medium voice, Difficulty : 4, 10+ min.

A Path to Each Other

Jocelyn Hagen, Timothy C. Takach tb choir, mixed choir, treble choir, Difficulty : 2, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Agnus Dei (from Ashes of Roses)

Jocelyn Hagen tb choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Already Always

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, less than 3 min.

April and the Sun

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Arrow

Jocelyn Hagen tb choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Ave Maris Stella

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Belong

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Benedictus

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Controlled Burn (chamber ensemble score and parts)

Dessa, Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, chamber ens., large ensemble, 5-10 min.

Controlled Burn (orchestral score and parts)

Dessa, Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, chamber ens., large ensemble, 5-10 min.

Crown of Weeds (Full Score and Parts)

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, chamber ens., 3-5 min.

Crown of Weeds (Vocal/Piano)

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, chamber ens., 3-5 min.

Dear Theo: Letters from Vincent Van Gogh

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, Difficulty : 5, 1-2 instruments, percussion, 10+ min.

Deck the Hall

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Divine Image

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, piano, less than 3 min.

Endless

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, 1-2 instruments, piano, 5-10 min.

Flight (full score)

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 3, chamber ens., 10+ min.

Flight (instrumental parts)

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 3, chamber ens., 10+ min.

Forgotten

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 2, 1-2 instruments, piano, 3-5 min.

From Heaven Above to Earth You Come (Choral Score)

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, percussion, piano, 5-10 min.

From Heaven Above to Earth You Come (Full Score)

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, percussion, piano, 5-10 min.

Gloria

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 5-10 min.

Gwendolen’s Dream

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, Difficulty : 4, 1-2 instruments, 3-5 min.

Hands

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Havaa's Lullaby

Jocelyn Hagen, Timothy C. Takach tb choir, mixed choir, treble choir, Difficulty : 2, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Heart, we will forget him!

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, Difficulty : 4, piano, 3-5 min.

Hope (cycle)

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, Difficulty : 4, piano, 10+ min.

How Do We Know the Light Will Come Back?

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 3, 5-10 min.

How to Survive Winter (Choral/Reduction Score)

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 4, chamber ens., 10+ min.

How to Survive Winter (Full Score)

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 4, chamber ens., 10+ min.

How to Survive Winter (String Parts)

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 4, chamber ens., 10+ min.

Hummingbird

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, piano, 5-10 min.

I Lift Up My Eyes (Psalm 121)

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

I Saw Three Ships

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min., less than 3 min.

I Saw Two Clouds at Morning

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

I Started Out Singing (SSA)

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

I Started Out Singing (SAB)

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

I Started Out Singing (choir and orchestra)

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 2, large ensemble, piano, 3-5 min.

In My Soul

Jocelyn Hagen Difficulty : 3, 3-5 min.

In the Lavender Stillness of Dawn

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 4, 1-2 instruments, piano, 3-5 min.

Inventing Truths

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, Difficulty : 4, 1-2 instruments, less than 3 min.

Kiss (cycle)

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, Difficulty : 4, piano, 10+ min.

Ladies in Green

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Look Out Above

Dessa, Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Love Song

Jocelyn Hagen medium voice, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, less than 3 min.

Love/Light (from This is How You Love)

Jocelyn Hagen, Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Moon Goddess

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 4, percussion, piano, 3-5 min.

Night of Silence

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, 5-10 min.

No Rain

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, 3-5 min.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 5-10 min.

On My Dreams (SATB)

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, percussion, piano, 3-5 min.

On My Dreams (SSAA)

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 3, percussion, piano, 3-5 min.

One Step

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Ophelia

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 5-10 min.

Para mi corazon

Jocelyn Hagen medium voice, Difficulty : 4, piano, 3-5 min.

Prayer

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, piano, less than 3 min.

Salve, Regina

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, less than 3 min.

Sanctus

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Silver Wing

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, Difficulty : 5, 1-2 instruments, 5-10 min.

Sofðu unga ástin mín

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Someone Will Remember Us

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 4, chamber ens., 3-5 min.

Someplace

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Songs of Fields and Prairies (cycle)

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, Difficulty : 5, piano, 10+ min.

Speak the Truth

Jocelyn Hagen tb choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, less than 3 min.

Starting Now

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 4, piano, 3-5 min.

The Flower of the Field

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min., less than 3 min.

The Lord is my Shepherd

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

The Sweetness of My Dreams (cycle)

Jocelyn Hagen medium voice, Difficulty : 5, piano, 10+ min.

The Time of Singing Has Come

Jocelyn Hagen 2+ voices, Difficulty : 4, piano, 5-10 min.

The Wedding is the Promise

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, low voice, medium voice, Difficulty : 1, piano, less than 3 min.

This is How You Love

Jocelyn Hagen, Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 10+ min.

To My Daughter, After a Fight

Jocelyn Hagen medium voice, Difficulty : 3, piano, less than 3 min.

To See the Sky

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Trees Need Not Walk the Earth

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, 1-2 instruments, piano, 3-5 min.

Two Lullabies

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 5-10 min.

Under the Stars, One Holy Night

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 2, 1-2 instruments, piano, 3-5 min.

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Vow (from This is How You Love)

Jocelyn Hagen, Timothy C. Takach mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

We Are Here to Shine!

Jocelyn Hagen treble choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

We Are the Stars

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, chamber ens., 5-10 min.

We Are the Stars (full score and parts)

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, chamber ens., 5-10 min.

amass (Full Score)

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 5, chamber ens., large ensemble, 10+ min.

i carry your heart with me

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, medium voice, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

love. songs (baritone)

Jocelyn Hagen medium voice, Difficulty : 5, piano, 10+ min.

love. songs (soprano)

Jocelyn Hagen high voice, Difficulty : 5, piano, 10+ min.

needle & thread (from This is How You Love)

Jocelyn Hagen mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, less than 3 min.

1: (Easy) No divisi in voice parts, accompaniment doubles or supports vocal parts, diatonic, symmetrical phrases, textures mostly homophonic, simple rhythms, stepwise voice leading (conjunct), moderate ranges, no extended techniques, and limited sustained singing.

2: (Medium Easy) Limited divisi, voices somewhat independent from accompaniment, some chromatics, phrases may be longer or more fragmented, mostly homophonic, moderate rhythmic complexity, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderate ranges, extended techniques are simple, limited sustained singing.

3. (Medium) Limited divisi, unaccompanied, or with independent accompaniment (voice parts not doubled), many chromatics, phrases of varying lengths, more contrapuntal textures, moderately complex rhythms, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderately difficult/challenging ranges, extended techniques are potentially challenging, and some sustained singing.

4. (Medium Difficult) Abundant divisi, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, many difficult intervals (disjunct motion), difficult/challenging ranges, potentially difficult extended techniques, and a demand for sustained singing.

5. (Difficult) Adundant divis, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, extreme ranges, use of challenging or unusual extended vocal techniques, abundant sustained singing.