Simon Hogg is born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a graduate of the University of Ulster, where he studied for a BMus hons degree. In 2010, he was awarded the Graduate Diversity Fellowship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is currently studying for two masters degrees in both organ performance and choral conducting.
Simon is actively involved within music, with particular interest in Anglican church music. He has held positions as organ scholar, assistant organist and director of music at Bangor Abbey, Northern Ireland. Professional affiliations have included the Ulster Society of Organists, Royal School of Church Music, ABRSM, American Guild of Organists and the American Choral Directors Association. Simon has also participated in many ensembles, most notably the Ulster Youth Choir and Belfast Cathedral Youth Choir.