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MSgt Anne Epperly

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Master Sergeant (MSgt) Anne Epperly is a flutist and piccoloist with the United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Band, where she performs with the Concert Band and various chamber ensembles.  MSgt Epperly’s career has taken her to 25 states; she has performed in venues from elementary school cafeterias to state-of-the-art concert halls.  She has conducted musical clinics for students from pre-K through graduate school. 
 
Career highlights include a 2012 performance with the San Francisco Symphony and marching in the 2003 Tournament of Roses Parade.  MSgt Epperly has performed for President Barack Obama, the Air Force Chief of Staff, and the Secretary of the Air Force.
 
MSgt Epperly holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a Master of Arts degree in Music Performance from Queens College/City University of New York. She also studied at the Aspen Music Festival and Eastern Music Festival.  Since joining the Air Force, MSgt Epperly has participated in masterclasses with Paula Robison, Goran Marcusson, Liisa Ruoho, and the Imani Winds.
 
EDUCATION
1996 Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
1999 Master of Arts, Music Performance, Queens College/City University of New York, Flushing, NY
2005 Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB, CA
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
 
ASSIGNMENTS
  1. March 2002 – August 2005, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
  2. August 2005 – present, USAF Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service with 3 oak leaf clusters
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
Air Force Training Ribbon
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class January 2, 2002
Senior Airman November 2, 2003
Staff Sergeant July 1, 2005
Technical Sergeant June 1, 2010
Master Sergeant August 1, 2017
 
(Current as of November 2020)