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Lucas Shogren has been sought after throughout the United States and abroad as an educator, conductor, composer, and cellist. Before becoming a full time educator, Shogren enjoyed touring internationally as a chamber musician.
Shogren has taught orchestra at Saint Louis Park High School in Saint Louis Park, MN, Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, MN, and currently is at Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, MN. Shogren has been invited to be a guest conductor in several school districts and at music festivals across the Midwest. He has also been a guest presenter to music educators across the nation, sharing his passion for bringing excitement into an orchestra program through the use of alternative styles of music.
Although Shogren is classically trained and has performed as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, and soloist, he also strives to explore all genres of music. He has performed and recorded with several artists and record labels in multiple genres from around the country. Currently, Shogren can be seen performing with the band Clocks & Clouds, whose purpose is to compose music that combines classical and rock elements to create an exciting and inspiring listening experience for students and adults alike.
On top of his educational and performance experiences, Shogren is also hired as a composer. He has been commissioned by several programs to compose music specifically for younger orchestras. His orchestral pieces have been performed all over the world.
Shogren is married to his wonderful bride Stephanie and has three sons, Beckett (7), Broderick (5), and Blaine (3).