Erin L. Dupree Jakubowski
Erin Dupree Jakubowski’s musical education began at the age of five years old, when she began taking piano lessons. She moved to the violin a year later, being trained from her first lesson in the Suzuki method. She has given regular performances since the age of seven. In 2004, Erin won Honorable Mention in the Toledo Symphony Young Artist’s competition. She is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa and holds a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance, having studied under Dr. Scott Conklin. In the past, Erin attended the Music in the Mountains festival, a summer program in Durango, CO for four years, gaining performance experience in solo, chamber, and orchestral ensembles. She has also served as a teacher in the Kids With Strings Attached, a beginning violin program at Music In the Mountains. In the summer of 2011, Erin attended the Brevard Music Festival. As a private teacher, she has previously maintained a studio of over 35 students, favoring a number around 20. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa, Erin completed certification for Suzuki Books 1 and 2 under Christie Felsing at the Preucil School of Music. She received training for Books 3 and 4 at the Chicago Suzuki Institute, and Book 5 in Steven’s Point, WI at the American Suzuki Institute with Nancy Lokken. While in Milwaukee, she was a substitute first violinist in Festival City Symphony, Kenosha Symphony, and other orchestras in the area. Her primary teachers have been Jillienne Bowers of the Toledo Symphony, Arkady Fomin of the Dallas Symphony, Scott Conklin of the University of Iowa, Jerome Franke, former concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony, and most recently, Professor Gene Purdue and Leslie Shank at the University of Wisconsin. She currently resides in Madison, WI and is pursuing her Master’s degree in music. Formerly, she served for four years as a faculty member of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.