Karla Epperson

Conductor Karla Epperson is actively involved in many programs concerning music, education and youth.  Having taught orchestra and choir for many years in Olympia, she was selected as "Teacher of the Year."  Karla was also honored by being selected as the recipient of the "Northwest Award for Outstanding Service in Music" and was inducted as a charter member of the "Washington State Hall of Fame."  She is a former President of the Washington State Music Educators.  Karla was a cellist in the Tacoma Symphony for many years and still performs in the Tacoma Concert Band as a keyboardist.  Mrs. Epperson began her work with the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association in 1997. She also conducts two youth symphonies for the Peninsula Youth Orchestra and is a part-time faculty member in the Music Education Department of the University of Puget Sound.  She also busies herself as an adjudicator and guest conductor.