John Epps is an Arts for Colorado member residing in Denver, CO.
Can you please give me a brief overview of your work in the arts?
I just completed my 30th year in arts education in Colorado. I began as a K-12 music teacher in Calhan, then for 18 years in the Falcon School District teaching different combinations of middle school and high school choir, band and drama. The last 10 years I have done district arts coordination for Douglas County Schools and Denver Public Schools. I will be teaching vocal music at Hamilton Middle School in Denver this upcoming school year.
How did you find yourself in the arts?
I started band in 5th grade, and later took piano lessons, sang with the choir and performed in musicals. I have been blessed with supportive parents who encouraged my varied musical interests. I knew as a high school music student that I wanted to make music my life’s work. I worked with my peers and younger students discovering that I could share my passion for music.