Dr. Een is an associate professor of music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she teaches violin, viola, chamber music and Hardanger fiddle. She has a doctor of musical arts in violin performance and literature with a minor in ethnomusicology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Her doctoral dissertation was on the Hardanger fiddle.
Since 1980, Dr. Een has given over 100 lecture recitals in America and around the world. She was one of the performers featured in the Minnesota Historical Society recording, Norwegian-American Music from Minnesota, Old-Time and Traditional Favorites. She is not only respected in the United States for her work on the Hardanger fiddle, but in Norway as well. In 1987, she was invited to give a lecture on Norwegian-American musical traditions at the Landskappleik (Norway's most important folk music festival and competition) in Sogndal, Norway. She has also been featured on Norwegian television in a series, Dem Som Dro Vest, (Those Who Went West), about Norwegian traditional music in the Upper Midwest, and has been interviewed on Norwegian radio.
Dr. Een is a founder, board member, and life member of the Hardanger Fiddle
Association of America. She has taught at the organization's annual workshops for ten years.
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