Music, History, Feminism, Education
Dance, Food, Language, Plants, Handicrafts, Travel
Solveig has a Masters degree from the University of Minnesota and is currently working on a PhD at the same institution. During her time here, she has performed extensive research and written on a large variety of topics, mostly focused on music and feminism. She has also served as a leader of a graduate student study group in the field of Sound Studies, for which she has brought in speakers from around the country. She is currently working on her dissertation.
While at Augsburg, Solveig participated heavily in music ensembles and student life organizations, taking on leadership roles in band, residence life, first-year orientation and institutional development. Her coursework included an emphasis on music history, with elective courses on the history of Carribbean music and 19th-century European music. She was (and continues to be) a flute player and soprano vocalist, performing in large and small ensembles and preparing four recitals during her time at Augsburg.
Solveig has a strong background in pedagogy and education, working for eight years as a music educator in both private and classroom settings. In addition, she has pursued coursework in feminist pedagogy and has been teaching courses in music history at the undergraduate level for the past five years. Her teaching experiences include all elementary and secondary grade levels, college and continuing adult education.
Solveig has extensive experience as a performer and scholar in music, extending over twenty years of her music training and career. She has performed as a flutist and vocalist, and has taught piano and general music skills as well. As a scholar, she is a specialist in nineteenth century music, and has general training in the history of Western classical music, popular music, the music of India and of the Caribbean.
Solveig has successfully applied for several research grants, including the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship. She has also worked extensively on grant writing for the graduate study group Music and Sound Studies, winning the group's largest grant to date for the academic year 2015-2016 with an application she authored.