Musician biographies for "Compendium" CD

Jodi Hagen

Violinist Jodi Hagen received an Artist Diploma, Masters Degree, and Bachelor Degree in violin performance at Boston University where she was a student of Roman Totenberg. Ms. Hagen has earned honors for her solo and chamber music performances from Boston University, the Carmel International Chamber Music Competition, and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She records as soloist for the PBS television series “American Experience”.  Jodi has appeared in recitals at the Saint Botolph Club, King’s Chapel, MIT, The Nahant Historical Society, and Boston University among others. Ms. Hagen has been featured soloist at Boston University, and with the Harvard Summer School Orchestra, the MIT Summer Philharmonic, and the Salem Philharmonic Orchestras.  As a freelance violinist in Boston, Jodi is a member of Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Boston Classical Orchestra, and performs with Chamber Orchestra of Boston. She performs with the Boston Ballet Orchestra and is concertmaster of Boston Midsummer Opera. As a member of Emmanuel Music she performed at Lincoln Center, throughout Europe, and recorded for Koch International and Nonesuch.  Since 2007, Jodi has performed over 20 recitals with world- renowned organist, Heinrich Christensen as a partner of Scandia Duo. Recent recital venues include King’s Chapel in Boston and Trinity College Summer Music Series in Hartford, Connecticut. She is also a member of Trio Nordica.  Jodi is a member of the violin faculty at the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School/Continuing Education and Phillips Exeter Academy.


Timothy MacriFlutist Timothy Macri attended Boston Conservatory to study with Randolph Bowman, and later attended the New England Conservatory to study with Lois Schaefer. He is the principal flutist with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, plays principal piccolo with the Sarasota Opera Association, and is Assistant Music Director of the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Mission Church) in Boston. Mr. Macri is a highly sought after freelance flutist in the Boston area and a popular guest soloist and chamber music collaborator. Notable solo engagements include appearances at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Kings Chapel Concert Series, St.John the Divine Concert Series in New York City, and the Venti/Cordi series in Kennebunk, Maine. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the New Bedford Symphony, the Rome Symphony, and the Georgia Philharmonic.



Scott NicholasWith a broad repertoire spanning both the classical and music theater genres, pianist Scott Nicholas has appeared throughout the United States and internationally as soloist and as chamber musician.  He has served as rehearsal and performance pianist for the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, The Borromeo String Quartet, Longwood Opera, Minnesota Opera, Boston Lyric Opera's outreach programs, the US Air Force Clarinet Ensemble, the Leyontene Price Vocal Arts Competition, the Boston Secession, and the Concord Women's Chorus, among others.  He has recorded with EC Schirmer's Philovox ensemble, performed live on WGBH-FM and has been heard on WBUR-FM in Boston.  An experienced music director, Nicholas has served in that capacity for several organizations including Central Square Theater, Franklin Performing Arts Company, Suffolk University and Emerson College.  He is on the faculty at Emerson College, and is a Senior Lecturer at Suffolk University where he teaches piano and coaches opera and music theater.  He serves on the faculty of Encore Music Academy offering instruction in piano, theory, and vocal coaching.  Nicholas holds a B.A. in music education from The College of New Jersey and a M.M. from the New England Conservatory in accompanying/vocal coaching. 

Todd SeeberBassist Todd Seeber joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1988 at age 22. At the BSO he occupies the Eleanor L. and Levin H. Campbell chair.  Seeber was previously principal bass of the Buffalo Philharmonic, where he was a frequent soloist, and was assistant principal bass of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and the Handel & Haydn Society. He won first prize in the 1988 American String Teachers National Solo Competition and was a 1984 winner of the Boston University Concerto-Aria Competition.  He received a B.M., Boston University,  where he studied bass and composition.  He was a student of Henry Portnoi and a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. He is an active teacher and coach at Boston University, the New England Conservatory and at Tanglewood.  Many of his former students have gone on to careers in major orchestras and are pursuing important musical projects around the country.