Daron Aric Hagen

Daron Aric Hagen

1961 -

Most of Daron Aric Hagen's compositional output is art song. Among his song cycles are Dear Youth, which sets American Civil War texts for soprano, flute, and piano.

Photo: Daron Aric Hagen. Photo Credit: Seattle Opera


Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Daron Aric Hagen completed his Bachelor of Music at the Curtis Institute, studying under Ned Rorem. During his graduate studies at the Juilliard School, he studied with David Diamond, Bernard Rands, and Joseph Schwantner.

Hagen is the founder of Perpetuum Music Ensemble and has lived in New York City since 1984. His songs set the texts of numerous American writers and poets, including Walt Whitman, Sara Teasdale, Gertrude Stein, Carl Sandburg, Robinson Jeffers, Wallace Stevens, and James Merrill.

--Christie Finn Source: James Chute's entry in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

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