Hogan, Moses (George)
- Anne Shelley
(b New Orleans, March 13, 1957; d New Orleans, Feb 11, 2003). American conductor, arranger, and pianist. In addition to his early piano training, Hogan was influenced by his upbringing in the African American Baptist church, particularly the unaccompanied spiritual arrangements he heard there. Hogan was one of the first graduates of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts; he received a degree in piano performance from Oberlin College in 1979 and briefly continued his piano studies at Juilliard.
Hogan began arranging choral music in 1980, the same year he formed the New World Ensemble. At that time, Hogan perceived a decrease in popularity of traditional spirituals, so he began composing new arrangements to revive the genre. In 1993, he founded the Moses Hogan Chorale, one of only two American choirs invited to perform at the 1996 World Choral Symposium in Sydney, Australia. In 1998, Hogan assembled his most notable group, the Moses Hogan Singers, whose debut album ...