Otto Hage is a native of Cheraw, S.C. A graduate of Newberry College with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree, Hage studied horn with Lavon Bazemore and composition with Bill Long, and began his teaching career at Marion High School in Marion, S.C. While Director of Bands at Marion High School, Hage led the bands to several superior ratings at state and regional festivals and contests. During that time he also served as Director of Choirs and Music at Macedonia Lutheran Church.
Hage is in his fifth year as Director of Bands at Pelion High School and first year as Choir Director at St. David Lutheran Church. An active arranger and performer, Hage performs regularly with the Columbia Concert Band.
Hage and his wife, Deana, have a daughter and two sons.