Eva Hagan is a clarinetist, saxophonist, educator, and arts administrator based in Norfolk, VA. Ms. Hagan received her Masters of Music in Clarinet Performance from Southern Illinois University where she studied with Dr. Eric Mandat and received a Master’s Fellowship, teaching both undergraduate clarinet students as well as local middle and high schoolers. She has also played saxophone for 10 years and previous studied with Dr. Dick Kelley at Southern Illinois University. Ms. Hagan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, magna cum laude, with highest honors from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Her other mentors include Susan Martula at Skidmore College, Anthony Oliveras in Vienna, Austria, and Stephanie Jenkins in her home state of New Hampshire.
Ms. Hagan has participated in masterclass settings for numerous renowned clarinet artists, including Alan Kay, Steve Hartman, David Howard, Jonathan Russell and Jeff Anderle (Sqwonk), and Pavel Vinnitsky. In 2016, Eva Hagan won the Southern Illinois Concerto Competition and performed the Mozart Concerto with the Southern Illinois Symphony and Southern Illinois Sinfonietta. An avid chamber musician, she has performed in chamber workshops ranging from Vienna, Austria with the IES Abroad program to Nelson, NH at Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival. Since January 2017, Ms. Hagan was worked with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra as Operations Manager — where she’s also had the opportunity to perform with the orchestra in the clarinet section.