Erica Hudson, a native of Chicago, Illinois, first started playing the violin at the age of three. She completed her undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University where she studied with Cyrus Forough and completed a Performance Diploma in Orchestral Studies at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music with Alexander Kerr.
During her time at Indiana University, she was selected to be an Assistant Instructor of Violin as well as the Concertmaster of the IU Philharmonic Orchestra. Erica has participated in the New York String Orchestra Seminar and has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center where she served both as Principal Second violin and Concertmaster. Hudson was also awarded a fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and School through the Talented Students in the Arts Initiative where she was a mentor of the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Before joining the Calgary Philharmonic, Erica was in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Jaap van Zweden Scholars Program, where she had the unique opportunity to rehearse and perform with the symphony as well as take lessons with many of its members.