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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
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
Apr 15, 2017 How Amateur Orchestral Musicians Should Practice
Mar 23, 2017 Ten Tips For Playing Music In Nursing Homes
Dec 3, 2016 A Girl’s Best Friend: Ethel Smyth and Marco
Aug 31, 2016 The Best Classical Music To Listen To While Studying
Aug 27, 2016 Ravel’s Feline Family
Aug 6, 2016 The Twentieth Century Mozart