Michael Patrick Hogan

Michael Patrick Hogan is a composer, singer, voice teacher and 3D graphics artist/designer.  He grew up in Fort Worth, Texas.
 
Michael began his music composition studies with electronic music pioneer Jon Appleton while an undergraduate at Dartmouth College.  During those years, he wrote his "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.
 
Soon 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.T. 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).  He has performed lead tenor roles with The Springfield (VT) Players ("Two Gentlemen of Verona", "Pirates of Penzance"), and The Hanover Opera Workshop.  He performed the tenor role in the premier of Glenn Sproul's "The Light Princess", and sang the "Congolese Mass for Tenor Solo and Mixed Chorus" with the Thetford (VT) Chamber Singers.   He soloed with "The Green Mountain (VT) Singers" directed by Robert DeCormier.  He has performed with the Vermont Symphony, NH Symphony Chorus and the NH Festival Chorus.  For many years, he sang leading tenor arias, ensembles and roles with the Hanover-based vocal singing ensemble, "Opera etc".  He was the 1993 Boston Chapter NATS Song Competition adult division semi-finalist.   He was on a panel of professionals invited to "Career Expo '96" in Reading, VT, lecturing on "Singing As A Career".  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 has been the soloist at The First Church of Christian Scientists in Woodstock, VT for many years.
 
After receiving his B.A. in Music Composition from Dartmouth, Michael began what was to be a rewarding career in Dartmouth Computing Services.  During his position as Operations Manager for Dartmouth Computing Services, Michael designed 3D models of Dartmouth’s data centers.
 
 
Michael's musical composition style is best suited to music for film and TV.  His style has been compared to that of James Horner, John Williams, Dvorak, and Richard Strauss.
 
You can listen to some of Michael's compositions at http://www.broadjam.com/artists/home.php?artistID=75293
 
 
Michael has many other hobbies and interests, including the painstaking, yet rewarding, restoration of his 200 year old house in Plainfield, NH.
 
 
 

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Class: 
1977
Composer
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