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Susan Hagen

Susan Hagen

Applied Instructor of Double Bass

B.M. Boston University
M.M. Boston University

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Susan Hagan began teaching double bass at Gordon College in 2002. She graduated with honors from Boston University as a student of Edwin Barker, principal bass of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She is an active freelancer, and for the past five seasons has spent most of her time performing as an extra player with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She has also spent much time as a bassist with the Boston Pops/Pops Esplanade Orchestra. 

Ms. Hagen has been a frequent performer with Emmanuel Music of Boston, New England String Orchestra, Boston Classical Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Opera Boston, the Boston Ballet Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and the Utah Symphony, among others. She was a fellowship student at the Tanglewood Music Center in 1998 and again by invitation in 1999. She is bass coordinator for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.