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Maria Hagan

Maria Hagan

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A native of Rhode Island, Maria Hagan currently serves as Director of Music at the St. Paul Catholic Center in Bloomington, IN.  In addition, Hagan is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree in Choral Conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  Before moving to Indiana, Hagan was the Director of Choral Activities and an Assistant Professor of Music at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Georgia.  She taught courses in music appreciation, music theory, and voice, in addition to conducting a select 30-voice choral ensemble.  While in Georgia, Hagan served on the Georgia board of the American Choral Directors Association as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for 2-year colleges and on the Board of Directors for the Randolph County Arts Council. 

In 2011, Hagan completed a Master’s Degree in Sacred Music and Choral Conducting at Emory University, where she studied conducting under Dr. Eric Nelson and voice with Mr. Bradley Howard.  While in Atlanta, she sang with the Emory University Concert Choir, Mastersingers, and University Chorus, as well as the Atlanta Sacred Chorale, a 50-voice adult chamber choir specializing in sacred a capella repertoire.  In March of 2011, Hagan performed with the Emory University Concert Choir at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association at Symphony Hall in Chicago, Illinois.  While pursuing her degree, she served as the Director of Children’s Choirs at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Decatur, Georgia. 

Before coming to Atlanta, Hagan completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Music and Voice at Westminster Choir College, where she studied voice with Mrs. Margaret Cusack.  While at Westminster, she performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kimmel Center as a member of both the Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Dr. Joe Miller, and Williamson Voices, under the direction of Dr. James Jordan.