Phone: 785-832-6050 x4358


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music Education, Baker University

Mrs. Judy Erpelding

This is Mrs. Erpelding's ninth year as Director of Orchestras at Free State High School. In her time at Free State, Mrs. Erpelding has lead both Symphonic and Philharmonic Orchestras at the KSHSAA State Large Group Festival earning I superior ratings every year since coming to Free State. Additionally, she has conducted the Freshman Orchestra at the World's of Fun Festival of Music earning top ratings and Festival Champion Awards. Each year she takes a record number of orchestra students to compete at the Regional and State Solo and Small ensemble contest. She has also taken students to perform in Chicago, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. In 2016 Mrs. Erpelding was honored to be nameed the Kansas Music Educators Association Young Teacher of the Year. Currently, she is serving as the chairperson for the KMEA All-State Orchestra.


For more information about the orchestras, their activities, and staying up to date visit our web site at:


The best way to contact Mrs. Erpelding is via email. Parents and students will also receive via the Google Classroom, remind group text codes that can be used to contact Mrs. Erpelding during school hours.


*All Virtual Classes during the 2020-21 school year are taught using Google Classroom

Symphonic Orchestra 1st Hour - "Varsity Ensemble"

Philharmonic Orchestra  5th Hour - "JV Ensemble"

Concert Orchestra 3rd Hour - "C Team Ensemble"

Freshman Orchestra 2nd & 4th Hours - "Freshman Only Ensemble"