Elaine Hagenberg’s music “soars with eloquence and ingenuity” (National ACDA Choral Journal). Her compositions have been awarded and performed by schools, churches, universities, honor choirs and choral festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Notable performances include the National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, the Melbourne International Choral Festival in Australia, American Choral Directors Association Conferences, All State festivals, as well as international performances in South Africa, Taiwan and throughout Europe.
Her pieces have received the Meistersinger’s Knapp Award, the Award of Distinction for the International Longfellow Choral Composers Competition, and the Orange County Choral Society Magnum Opus Choral Composition Contest.
Elaine graduated from Drake University and her compositions are published through the "Elaine Hagenberg Choral Series" with Hinshaw Music, Oxford University Press, Hal Leonard, G. Schirmer, and Beckenhorst Press.