Erin L. Dupree

Violin Teacher

Erin Dupree

SAA Member


New York, NY
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Erin Dupree’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, starting with the Suzuki method. In 2004, Erin won Honorable Mention in the Toledo Symphony Young Artist’s competition. In the same year, she performed in Avery Fisher Hall with the New Conservatory of Dallas. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the University of Iowa, having studied under Dr. Scott Conklin. Summer festivals include Music in the Mountains festival, Brevard Music Festival, and National Orchestral Institute. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa, Erin began formal Suzuki certification at the Preucil School of Music and started her teaching career in Iowa. She continued teacher training at the American Suzuki Institute and Chicago Suzuki Institute. Erin spent five years after her Bachelor’s degree in Milwaukee teaching and performing at the Wisconsin Conservatory. During this time, she was a first violinist in the Festival City Symphony, Kenosha Symphony, and other orchestras in the area. Her primary teachers have been Jillienne Bowers, Arkady Fomin, Scott Conklin, Jerome Franke, Gene Purdue, David Perry, and Burton Kaplan. She currently resides in New York City working as a freelance performer, and teaching at the Lucy Moses School and as a teaching artist for the Noel Pointer Foundation. She and is continuing her violin studies with Burton Kaplan.