Evan Hagen

Conducting, French Horn, Music Theory

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Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. My father is a band teacher and choral conductor, and my mother is a piano teacher and church pianist/organist. I started horn when I was 12, and I first started conducting in High School. 


I studied at Central Washington University with Dr. Jeffrey Snedeker, former president of the International Horn Society. While at CWU, I regularly performed with the top large-ensembles: the revered Wind Ensemble and the Symphony Orchestra. I mostly played low horn (2nd and 4th chairs), and was principal of the Orchestra 2019-2020. I also performed with an award-winning undergraduate horn quartet, the "Four Corners" quartet. I would say that low horn is a specialty and a personal favorite of mine. 

It is impossible to play the horn if you are unhealthily self-critical, especially during performances. Since the horn is notoriously difficult and treacherous, I encourage not only musical and technical dedication, but relaxing of the body, air-efficiency, and the cultivation of  growth-mindset and self-forgiveness. 

Bachelor of Music, Horn Performance; Honors, Douglass Honors College. Central Washington University
Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, 2018

Getchell - First Book of Practical Studies for French Horn

Miersch - Melodious Etudes for French Horn; 

Kopprasch - Sixty Selected Etudes for Horn (Book 1)

Rochut - Melodious Etudes for Trombone (Book 1)

Mozart - 4 Horn Concertos


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