A native of St. Louis, Mo., Judy Sapegin grew up in Missouri and Kansas, and attended Wichita State University as a music education major, with flute emphasis. After marriage and children, she graduated from the University of Colorado in 1975 with a BME in voice and piano. She earned her MME from CU in 1983. From 1976 until 2008, she taught elementary and middle school vocal and general music in Adams Twelve Five Star Schools. Judy earned her Orff Schulwerk certification from the University of Denver in 1979, and has served as President, Vice President, College Liaison Chair, and Boutique Chair of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Orff Schulwerk Association. She has also served as a Region I representative on the National Board of Trustees for the American Orff Schulwerk Association, and is currently serving on the Alliance for Active Music Making Committee for AOSA. She was recently selected as a local co-chair for the 2013 AOSA Professional Development Conference to be held in Denver in November of 2013. She has had numerous articles published in AOSA professional journals, The Improvisor and Reverberations, dealing with music advocacy and lesson plans for the general music classroom. A recent one featured MSU Denver students in an article entitled, "Making the Collegiate Connection". She currently is the accompanist for the Chancel Choir at Westminster United Methodist Church and serves as an Induction Mentor for new elementary music teachers in Adams Twelve Schools.
An affiliate faculty member of MSU Denver and UNC since 2008, Judy teaches Elementary General Music Methods/Supervised Field Experience, Art and Music for Classroom Teachers, and supervises field and student teachers. She lives in Arvada with her husband Nick.