Sean P. Hagon
- 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
- Recorded CD In the Nick of Time with the Dan Lawson Band, and In the Name of Love with Last Cry
- Composed music for Fox Sports Net New England, PBS, the History Channel, MSNBC, and other major TV networks
- Recently scored the German independent film Cibe; currently writing the score for the film 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
- Active film and T.V. composer; Credits include MSNBC's Lockup, The History Channel, PBS' Genealogy Roadshow, Fox Sports Net, Cibe and Luminosity
- Instruments include trumpet, violin, and piano
- Represented by The Music Collective and Haus
- Member of BMI
- Owner of Music Media Solutions
- B.M., Berklee College of Music, professional music
- M.S., Indiana University Perdue University Indianapolis, music technology
- Diploma, London School of Creative Studies, media composition
- Diploma, London School of Creative Studies, cinematic orchestration
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 supporting 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 feeling 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 Pro 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 Pro 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."