A native of Washington State, Ogren was named the new Artistic Director of Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia in 2016, and was the Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Youth Orchestra from 2006-2009. With Orchestra 2001, he leads staged performances, such as Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King at the Philly Fringe Festival, and Steve Mackey’s Slide, in Princeton at the Sound Kitchen. As an opera conductor, Ogren has led Britten’s Turn of the Screw, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Bernstein’s A Quiet Place, and more. Ogren’s work in contemporary music includes leading The Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, projects with ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) at Lincoln Center, at the Wien Modern Festival, and concerts with the New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! and BIENNIAL series. Ogren received a Bachelor’s Degree in Composition from St. Olaf College, and a Master’s Degree in Conducting from the New England Conservatory. With a Fulbright grant, he completed a postgraduate diploma in orchestral conducting at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he studied with Jorma Panula and spent two summers at the Academy of Conducting in Aspen, Colorado.