Remembering Dr. Daniel Hoggatt


San Francisco Theological Seminary extends its sympathy to the family and colleagues of Dr. Daniel Hoggatt, former SFTS Professor of Church Music, organist, and conductor of the once 50-voice Seminary Singers, who passed away on October 30, 2018.

When asked to remember her fellow faculty member, SFTS Dean Rev. Dr. Jana Childers reflected,

“Dan Hoggatt was an extraordinary teacher. He had the kind of charisma that many of the best have, but more than that, he had a gracious, joyful spirit that drew people to his classes and choirs. A master of his art, he touched many lives during his time at SFTS and will be missed by his colleagues and students.”

Dr. Hoggatt also served as the Organist Choirmaster at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Mill Valley, CA, was the conductor of the critically acclaimed San Jose Symphony Chorus and Midsummer Mozart Chorus, toured internationally as a conductor, singer and organist, and most recently served at Moreland Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR. He held degrees from Lewis and Clark College, San Jose State University, and University of Colorado at Boulder.

Rev. Scott Clark (MDiv ’09, SFTS Chaplain and Dean of Students) commented,

“For those of us lucky enough to call Dan colleague, partner in ministry, and friend, he was a true and worthy companion, full of compassion and wisdom.  While I will miss my friend, there is also gratitude and praise welling up within me, knowing that he has joined that ‘happy chorus which the morning stars began.’  Indeed, I imagine that he may already be conducting that chorus.”

Rev. Scott Clark delivered the eulogy at Dr. Hoggatt's memorial service on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at the Episcopal Church of the Saviour in Mill Valley, CA. You may read the eulogy here.