Michael A. Mogensen (b. 1973, Hagerstown, Md.) is an American composer, arranger, conductor and French horn player.
Mogensen studied music theory, counterpoint, analysis and horn at the School of Music at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and composition at the Ithaca College School of Music. 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 is also the recipient of a Masterworks Prize for living composers, granted by ERMMedia, for his commissioned orchestral composition Chapter Finál; and his poignant work for wind ensemble, entitled September, was a finalist in the Columbia Summer Winds Composition Contest.
Mr. Mogensen has served as Composer-in-Residence (CIR) for the Maryland Band Director’s Band, based in Rockville, Maryland; and in 2017 he served as CIR for the Maryland Wind Festival. His MWF-commissioned work, Syncopated Winds, was written for wind dectet and premiered in late June 2017.
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.
Works for Winds
- Aerial Fantasy
- Afterglow: Light Still Shining
- Celebration Fanfare and Song
- Chapter Finál (2007/2012)
- Ninety Years March
- Quest for the Grail
- Sierra Dawn (2003/2005)
- Syncopated Winds (2017)
- Michael Mogensen, personal correspondence, January 2019
- Michael A. Mogensen, Wikipedia Accessed 1 Jun 2018