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Our Mission

The Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas (EGSOD) was chartered on August 1, 2017. Since our founding, we have been actively promoting the music of Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) through concerts and lectures. The mission of EGSOD is to further the knowledge and appreciation of the music of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg in the Dakota region and bordering communities of the United States.

Members of EGSOD consist of professional musicians and music scholars. We have presented several concerts of vocal and instrumental music in North and South Dakota as well as in northwest Minnesota. In addition to advancing Grieg's achievements, we seek to increase awareness of other Norwegian composers, poets, and key artistic figures of Norway's past and present. In particular, EGSOD aspires to 

  • disseminate information about concerts and other public events focusing on the music of Grieg

  • arrange for concerts by professional artists performing the music of Grieg

  • sponsor juried competitions among young artists performing the music of Grieg

  • sponsor symposia and workshops focusing on the life and music of Grieg

  • assist interested individuals and organizations supportive of the mission of EGSOD

Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina lived at Troldhaugen in Bergen, Norway. Today Troldhaugen consists of the
Edvard Grieg Museum, Grieg's villa, the little golden hut where he composed music, and his and his wife's gravesite.
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