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Emily Hogstad

Emily Visits Violaland, Part 7/7

August 9, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Well, my visit to Violaland has officially come to an end.

Because...

I'm moving there.

Or at the least, buying a second house there and commuting back and forth between Violaland and Violinland.

Or whatever the metaphorical equivalent to taking an audition on viola and then winning it is.

Yes, I've just won a seat in northwest Wisconsin's best symphony orchestra. (And no, there aren't a lot of symphony orchestras in northwest Wisconsin, so no, there isn't a lot of competition for that label, but sshh. Ssshhhhh.)

This October we play Mahler 6.

Well, that's one way to learn alto clef.

And so on and so forth. For forty pages.

So here's to the beginning of a new series of blogs called, simply, "Emily in Violaland."

Now, if you don't mind, I should probably go.

Because I really need to practice.


From Sue Buttram
Posted on August 10, 2012 at 1:51 AM
Yay!!!! Welcome to violaland. Going back and forth is easy.
From Laurie Niles
Posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:32 AM
Congratulations to you! And what a great piece to start your new chapter!
From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on August 10, 2012 at 5:02 AM
Congratulations, and enjoy violaland!
From Tom Holzman
Posted on August 10, 2012 at 1:07 PM
Congratulations! Have fun in your new homeland.
From homayoun nedjah
Posted on August 10, 2012 at 8:56 PM
Congratulations
From Mendy Smith
Posted on August 11, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Yeah! Watch your bow arm.... Mahler is a killer.
From Scott Slapin
Posted on August 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Welcome!
From Dessie Arnold
Posted on August 14, 2012 at 12:04 AM
To me the problem with going into violaland is not alto clef... it's treble clef! Then the violin mindset kicks in and AIAIAI! But that probably won't be a problem if you spend most of your time in violaland. At this point, I spend most of my time in violinland and only a few times a year go to violaland (I did live there for a couple of years...). It's good to be able to do both. Enjoy the dark side!

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