Linda Ogden Hagen
Soprano Linda Ogden Hagen, is well known in the Chicago area as a church, oratorio, opera, recital, and chamber music performer. Among her numerous solo appearances she has performed with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, the Naperville Chorus and Festival Orchestra, and the Downers Grove Choral Society, as well as the Chicago Baroque Ensemble, the Fox River Valley Symphony, the Oak Park-River Forest Symphony and Chorus, and the Fox Valley Symphony Chorus. Performed works include Poulenc’s Gloria, Elijah by Mendelssohn, the Bach Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, the Mass in G by Schubert, Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise, Haydn’s Mass in B Major, and Brahm’s Requiem, among others. In opera, she has performed with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Chicago and the DuPage Opera Theatre appearing in productions of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, Die Fledermaus by Strauss, and Rossini’s Barber of Seville. She has also performed the role of Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music. Ms. Ogden Hagen has been featured with East Meets West performing at North Central College and at the Chinese New Years annual banquet at the Chicago Hilton. She also presents frequent faculty recitals, has been featured on area library series, and has performed a one-woman show portraying Lillian Russell. In collaboration with the Dorian Opera Theatre Artistic Director, Jessica Paul, she has performed two programs featuring music by women composers. Recently, she was a featured artist on the Ward Smidl Memorial Concert Series at First United Methodist Church in Palatine.
Ms. Ogden Hagen is currently Associate Professor of Voice at North Central College and is coordinator of vocal studies. She also teaches in the College’s Preparatory Division of the Center for Community Education. She received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati after completing a Bachelor of Music Education degree from North Central College in Naperville. She is a frequent adjudicator for state vocal contests and does workshops at area high schools. Ms. Ogden Hagen is a member of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and a past president of that organization. She is currently a board member for Chicago Chapter of NATS and has also served on the Board of Directors of the DuPage Symphony Orchestra coordinating their Young Artist Auditions.