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Joy Riggs

Joy Riggs

Literary Arts

509 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield MN 55057



My Musical Family

I'm a freelance journalist with a keen interest in music and history. I write an award-winning columnist for Minnesota Parent magazine, and I am the copy editor for the Voice, the Carleton College alumni magazine.

I'm also the mom of three creative and musical teens, the wife of a dedicated community theater actor, and the great-granddaughter of a real-life music man. I write a blog about my family's adventures in making and appreciating music.

I'm currently working on a book about the career of my great-grandfather, G. Oliver Riggs, and the evolution of brass bands in Minnesota, from the golden age of community bands at the turn of the last century to the growth of school bands in the 1920s and 30s.