Erin Eberly is a graduate of George Mason University, earning a Bachelor’s of Music is Instrumental Music Education. She has taken post graduate classes toward a Masters in Conducting. While at George Mason, Mrs. Eberly studied cello with Loran Stephenson, member of the National Symphony Orchestra. She continues to study conducting with Anthony Maiello. Since 2003 Mrs. Eberly has been an active free-lance cellist and guest conductor in the Washington, D.C. area. She is a member of the American Festival Pops Orchestra. Mrs. Eberly has, in the past, maintained a small private cello studio in her home.
Since 2007, Mrs. Eberly has been the Director of Orchestras at James Madison High School. Her ensembles have consistently received Superior Ratings and Best Overall Orchestra awards at local, regional, and national events, including appearances in Chicago, Orlando, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. Mrs. Eberly was the founding Director of the Potomac Arts’ Ovations Strings Academy in Fairfax, VA. She organized and directed the camp for six years before passing on the baton. Before starting the Ovations Strings Academy, Mrs. Eberly was a conductor at the Franklin Orchestra Camp. Under her leadership, the Ovations Strings Academy more than doubled in size and the Madison High School orchestra program has increased by more than 20%. She is an active member of MENC, VMEA, and ASTA.
Mrs. Eberly resides in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband Phil—member of the United States Navy Band—their two daughters, Hannah and Vivienne, and their beloved dog, Bodhi.