Michael Patrick Hogan
Michael Patrick Hogan is a composer, singer and 3D graphic artist residing near his beloved alma mater, Dartmouth College. He studied composition with Jon Appleton, and during his undergraduate years, wrote String Quartet #1, two movements of which were recorded by the Concord String Quartet. As Senior Fellow, he wrote his Piano Concerto #1, beginning its orchestration in Vienna with Donald Wendlandt, and completing the work in Stockholm with Jon. Since that time, Michael has been composing in his studio, creating music for voice and piano, solo piano, and is nearing the completion of his symphonic work intended for film.
After graduation, Michael began vocal studies with the late Ruth Morton (graduate of Juilliard and once a leading soprano at the New York City Opera), and has gained regional recognition as an operatic tenor. At Dartmouth, he sang with the Glee Club, had a lead role in A.J. Simpson’s “Jennifer”, and was oboist with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra. More recently, he was Paquillo in The Vermont Opera Theatre production of “La Perichole”, as the Servant in its production of Argento’s “The Boor”, and toured with Through the Opera Glass (a local opera group specializing in the introduction of opera to grade schools throughout Vermont and New Hampshire). For many years, he sang leading tenor arias, ensembles and roles with the Hanover-based vocal singing ensemble, Opera etc. He was semi-finalist in the Boston Chapter NATS vocal competition. He sang for many years with the Dartmouth Handel Society and Concertato Singers, both in the local area, and on one of Handel Society’s tours to Germany. He is the soloist at The First Church of Christian Scientists in Woodstock, VT.
Michael’s graphics skills stemmed from his work as Operations Manager for Dartmouth Computing Services in 3D design of its data centers, and the artistic expression in his graphics comes from talents for which he can give but take no credit. Michael took early retirement from Dartmouth Computing Services in 2010 in order to resume focus on music composition and his vocal career.
Michael has many other hobbies and interests, including the painstaking, yet rewarding, restoration of his 200 year old home in Plainfield, NH.