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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
May 25, 2024 Schumann for Beginners: 10 Pieces to Make You Love Schumann
May 22, 2024 Composers Like Beethoven: Eight Composers to Check Out
May 20, 2024 10 Pieces of Classical Music About Freedom
May 18, 2024 What Happened to Mozart’s Children?
May 15, 2024 Which Composers Were Gay? (And How Do We Know?)
May 13, 2024 Brahms for Beginners: Twelve Pieces to Make You Love Brahms
May 11, 2024 John Cage: A Beginner’s Guide to the Fascinating Composer
May 8, 2024 Best Quotes About Flutes and Flutists
May 6, 2024 Classical Music About Mothers
May 4, 2024 Haydn for Beginners: Eleven Pieces to Make You Love Haydn