Erika Atchley holds a BM in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a MM in Violin Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Erika has been Principal Second Violin of the Bar Harbor Chamber Orchestra since 1999 and a regular extra player at the NC Symphony since 2003. She is a former member of the first violin section of both the Harrisburg Symphony and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. For the 2019-2020 season, Erika is Principal Second Violin with Opera Carolina in Charlotte, NC.
As an avid educator and certified Suzuki violin teacher (SAA), Erika has held teaching positions at the Elaine Kaufman Center in NYC, The Queensboro College Suzuki Program with teacher trainer Nichole DiCecco in NYC, The Huntington Suzuki School in New York, as well as The Triangle Suzuki Talent Education program in Raleigh, North Carolina.