American arranger, choral conductor and pianist Moses George Hogan was born in New Orleans on 13 March 1957. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music, Louisiana State University, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Oberlin College, and won the Kosciusko Foundation's Chopin Competition in New York.
He became famous for his arrangements of spirituals - over seventy of them were published by Hal Leonard. He edited the Oxford Book of Spirituals (September 2001, OUP), and he founded and led three choirs - the Moses Hogan Chorale, the Moses Hogan Singers and the New World Ensemble.
Moses Hogan died of a brain tumour in New Orleans on 11 February 2003, aged forty-five.