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Emily E. Hogstad

IMG_0159 reduceEmily E. Hogstad is the author of the blog Song of the Lark. She has appeared on or in MinnPost, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Public Radio, National Public Radio, WQXR, Performance Today, and The New York Times to offer thoughts on topics as diverse as the Minnesota Orchestra’s historic 2015 trip to Cuba, what it means to be a music nerd, and social media activism in the orchestra world. Her great passion is researching the history of women in music, especially the great forgotten female violinists of the past. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a violin, a viola, a laptop named after Lili Boulanger, and two rescue cats, Gwendolyn and Genevieve.

Contributed Posts
Jul 4, 2020 13 Facts You Didn’t Know About Fanny Mendelssohn
Jun 13, 2020 13 Facts You Didn’t Know About Clara Schumann
Dec 22, 2017 The Dark Childhood of Joseph Haydn
Nov 21, 2017 Helen Keller: A Great Lover of Music
Nov 14, 2017 Works Disliked By Their Composers! Part II
Oct 23, 2017 How Mozart Was Inspired by His Pet Starling
Oct 2, 2017 Vivaldi’s Internationally Renowned Orphanage Orchestra
Sep 18, 2017 Works Disliked By Their Own Composers! Part I
Sep 11, 2017 Choosing Between the Violin and Viola? Why Not Play Both?
Apr 27, 2017 How Amateur Orchestral Players Can Perform At Their Best