Sean P. Hagon
Sean Peter Hagon is a composer and orchestrator for the film, video game, television, and advertisement industries, and CEO of Music Media Solutions. Hagon served as the chair of the Professional Music Department at Berklee College of Music. Prior to his appointment at Berklee, he was the director of continuing education at New England Conservatory. In addition to serving as chair for the Professional Music Department, Hagon is a visiting professor at the Universidad Panamericana School of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, Mexico. He is currently an active film and TV composer with clients such as Spirit Music Collective and Haus Music and Sound, and is a member of BMI.
Hagon has a number of TV and film composing credits to his name, including the History Channel's hit TV show American Pickers, PBS's Genealogy Roadshow, and the independent films Cibe and Luminosity. Hagon is represented by Lucid Artist Management.
- Career Highlights
- Performances with the Boston-based rock group Last Cry, which penned a No. 1 hit in the Northeast with "In the Name of Love," in addition to charting on Billboard's Top 100
- Worked closely with producer John Fannon of the '70s rock group New England and with Lennie Petze, best known as the man who discovered and produced hit records for Cyndi Lauper
- Toured with the Dan Lawson Band as pianist/keyboardist and shared the stage with acts such as Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Great White, Zakk Wylde, and Jimmy Van Zant, among others
- TV and film composing credits include the History Channel's American Pickers, PBS's Genealogy Roadshow, Destination America, MSNBC's Lockup, CNBC's The Filthy Rich Guide and The Deed, and the independent films Cibe and Luminosity
- Serves as creative director for Sound Advice, a company that produces radio jingles and musical freestyles for award-winning clients and members of the United States Dressage Federation
- Instruments include trumpet, violin, and piano
- Recipient of the 2010 Exemplary Music Educator Award from Berklee College of Music in recognition of outstanding teaching and efforts to advance the music education profession
- B.M., Berklee College of Music, professional music
- M.S., Music Technology, Indiana University Perdue University at Indianapolis
- Diploma, Media Composition and Cinematic Orchestration, London School of Creative Studies
In Their Own Words
"Students should have the freedom to explore, but with assisted discovery. Hands-on, project-based learning in addition to the use of multimedia and technology are the most relevant ways to properly support teaching and learning in all environments."
"I want students to be able to have the freedom to explore and feel inspired. Most importantly, I want students to come away with the feeling that what they have learned is relevant, real-world–based knowledge that they can immediately apply, tempered with an entrepreneurial spirit to continue to learn and adapt throughout their career."
"John Dewey, who was one of the great influential educational reformers, said it best: 'Education is the process of living and not a preparation for future living.' This is what professional music is at Berklee. It prepares students with the most relevant skills, knowledge, confidence, and entrepreneurial spirit to have a sustainable career in music. Students can have the freedom to explore, but with assisted discovery. In the music industry, our professional music graduates are always learning, always evolving, and having to adapt to a constantly changing music industry. Things aren’t the same as they were 10 years ago and they won’t be the same even five years from now. Our students can be assured that their education at Berklee and in the professional music major will have prepared them and will continue to serve them well with the ability to adapt, grow, learn, and sustain a relevant music career."
"As a Berklee professional music alumnus, I've worked in nearly every aspect of the music industry, including performance, music business, music education, music technology, music production, and composition. I bring the experiences I've learned throughout my career—both good and bad—into the classroom and share these real experiences as a way for students to be inspired, to learn, to grow, and ultimately blaze their own path and make a difference in music."
"Berklee fosters an inclusive environment that is a musically diverse, multicultural melting pot free of genre-specific and stylistic boundaries—a way of life we experience in our daily lives here at Berklee."