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Roxanne Jeppesen

Roxanne is a native of Northern California. She started her music journey on the flute in the 7th grade. Inspired by her middle school band director, she picked up the alto sax and the drum set in 8th grade. After graduating as Valedictorian in High School, she completed two years of an engineering degree at UC Davis.

She changed majors, transferred to UCLA in 1999 and graduated with an Ethnomusicology degree in 2001. While working as the House Manager at UCLA's iconic concert venue, Royce Hall, she started her teaching career as a part-time music teacher and band coordinator for the Sulphur Springs Union School District in 2003. Roxanne earned her Masters Degree in Teaching from the University of Southern California in 2014 and was the assistant Band Director at Jordan Middle School in the Burbank Unified School District 2015-2017.

She has studied drum set with Billy Higgins, Dan Schnelle, Sherman Ferguson, Rick Lotter, and Stan Lunetta.

Roxanne Jeppesen is the President and founder of the 501c3 non-profit organization, Cultivating Creative Minds (2010), which employs 32 professional teaching artists who teach at 15 different elementary schools in Santa Clarita, CA. The non-profit organization provides 45 minutes of arts instruction per week to over 5,000 students. Roxanne is also an adjunct music professor for MSUBillings.


PTA Honorary Service Award 2014 Community Service Award 2013 Golden Apple Award 2011 Gluck Foundation Award 2001 Valedictorian, Rio Linda High School 1995


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