A native and resident of Hagerstown, MD, composer, arranger, conductor and French horn player Michael A. Mogensen (b. 1973) is an alumnus of the music schools of James Madison University and Ithaca College. Mr. Mogensen’s compositions for band and orchestra are published through the C. L. Barnhouse Company and the TRN Music Company. He has held positions with Warner Brothers Publications as well as Disney Music Publishing and has served as an adjudicator, clinician, instructor and guest-conductor for many high school and college level events.
Mr. Mogensen’s works have been presented throughout the world, including performances at the esteemed Music Center at Strathmore, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. He has been honored with multiple ASCAP Concert Music Awards as well as the prestigious Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel Composition Prize given by The United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. His commissioned work, AERIAL FANTASY, received a 2007 Pulitzer Prize nomination. Mr. Mogensen was also the recipient of a Masterworks Prize for living composers, granted by ERMMedia. His award-winning orchestral composition, CHAPTER FINÁL, will appear on Volume 17 of the CD Series “Masterworks of the New Era”.
Mr. Mogensen is one of the featured composers in volume four of the book series, “Composers on Composing for Band”, published by GIA Publications, Inc.