Erin Dupree began her musical training at age six as a Suzuki violin student. At age fourteen, she discovered the magic of orchestral playing, and has been hooked ever since! She won an Honorable Mention award in the Toledo Symphony Young Artist’s competition at age sixteen. In the same year, she performed in Avery Fisher Hall with the New Conservatory of Dallas and her teacher at the time, Arkady Fomin. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the University of Iowa studying with Dr. Scott Conklin, Erin was invited teach as the youngest faculty member to join the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music; she maintained a private violin studio, taught music theory, music history, and coached chamber music for five years in Milwaukee, WI. While in the midwest, she played in the first violin sections of the Festival City Symphony, and Kenosha Symphony, and was a member of the faculty quartet at WCM. Summer festivals include National Orchestral Institute and Brevard Music Festival, among others. Erin earned her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin with David Perry and Gene Purdue, and now studies with Burton Kaplan. She is on the violin faculty at Lucy Moses School, plays with the Chelsea Symphony, New York Camerata, and various other ensembles in the greater New York City area. As a violinist, Erin is passionate about the incorporation of excellent technique with highly-developed musical phrasing and expression.