About Erin Cosby
Erin graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2000 with a Bachelor of Music Performance degree. While a student, she was concertmaster of the UNL Orchestra and performed in masterclasses with Oleh Krysa, Eleanora Turovsky, Andras Agoston, James Buswell, and David Kim. Erin also competed in the Music Teachers National Association collegiate division as a soloist and with the St. Cecilia Trio. The St. Cecilia Trio won the state and regional level and were national finalists in 1999. Erin has been teaching Suzuki violin in Omaha for the past twenty three years, where she keeps a studio of around thirty students. Student ages range from age 3 to adult. She has studied the violin for 41 years and mastered all of the Suzuki Violin books. Erin has taught group classes for the Omaha Conservatory of Music and was the Assistant Director of the Frontier Strings Ensemble, accompanying the ensemble on their European tour in 2006. Erin is an active player in the metro area, playing many weddings and with the Lincoln and Omaha Symphony. She has performed with Mannheim Steamroller, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Weird Al, The Irish Tenors, Amy Grant, The Priests, Rod Stewart, Gladys Knight and David Foster. Erin has also been a guest conductor for the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra's Elementary Strings program. Erin spends her summers teaching at a fiddle camp that she founded in 2000 and the Omaha Conservatory of Music Summer Institute. She has also taught at the Creighton Orchestral Institute and Great Plains Orchestral Institute. In the summer of 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 she was accepted to the prestigious Dorothy Delay Symposium at the Juilliard School of Music, where she listened to, observed and learned from master teachers and performers such as Itzhak Perlman, Brian Lewis and Simon Fischer to name a few. Perhaps most important though, Erin is the proud mother of four children- Samantha, John, Brandon and Alexandra. Erin is a member of the Suzuki Association of America (certified through Book IV). She was primarily trained in the Suzuki teaching method by master teachers Enid Cleary, Nancy Lokken, Carrie Ruening and Alice Joy Lewis.