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Sean Hagon Named Chair of Professional Music at Berklee
(Published: October 03, 2014)

Boston, MA, October 1, 2014 - Berklee has named Sean Hagon chair of the college's Professional Music Department. Hagon, a Berklee alumnus and an accomplished educator, composer, and conductor with years of experience in the film, television, video game, and advertising industries, succeeds Kenn Brass, who served as chair of the department for 14 years.

Hagon most recently served as director of Continuing Education at New England Conservatory from 2009 to 2014, where he taught courses in music technology, introduced online curriculum, and increased enrollment in certificate programs. Prior to his time at NEC, he was director of music at Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA, where he directed jazz and chamber music ensembles, and launched the school's first music technology lab.

He has composed music for Fox Sports Net New England, PBS, the History Channel, and other major TV networks. He recently scored the German independent film Cibe and is currently writing his next score for the film Luminosity. He also serves as creative director for Sound Advice, a company that produces radio jingles.

Born and raised in Centerville, MA, Hagon plays trumpet, violin, piano, and sings. In the early 90s, he played in the Boston-based rock group Last Cry, whose song "In the Name of Love" charted on Billboard.

Hagon has a degree in professional music from Berklee College of Music, where he focused on music technology, education, and composition. He also received a diploma in media composition from the London School of Creative Studies, where he studied with noted composer and orchestrator Charles Fernandez (Band of Brothers, 101 Dalmatians). He also received a master's degree in music technology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.

Berklee's professional music major provides students with the opportunity to blaze their own path, and synthesize a variety of skills ranging from performance and songwriting to production and business. Focusing on the entrepreneurial aspect of a professional music career, students work closely with an advisor to achieve individual goals through intensive curricular planning.


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