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Minnesota Public Radio profiles St. Olaf music professor

AndereggFrancesca400x266“There’s a high degree of knowledge, of passion and appreciation for music in this community,” St. Olaf College Assistant Professor of Music Francesca Anderegg tells Minnesota Public Radio. “The students are incredibly motivated to learn.”

That’s one reason Anderegg, a Harvard- and Juilliard-trained musician, chose to join the music faculty at St. Olaf. She tells the station that her students at St. Olaf are musically accomplished but also interested in having diverse academic experiences.

In addition to discussing her work with St. Olaf students, Anderegg talks with reporter Jay Gabler about the path she took to establish a career as a classical musician. In addition to her teaching, she frequently performs with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

“I love playing violin,” she says. “I am so lucky to have a job doing what I trained to do. Being a violinist profoundly connects you with other people, and leads you on adventures. I couldn’t have imagined the things I would do and see.”