Jim Kepfer is a teacher and an accomplished musician. Jim studied music at California State University, Long Beach. After graduation, Jim began teaching music in Auburn and has taught at EV Cain Middle School, Bowman, and Northside Schools. He has also taught at Music and More Arts Academy. Jim currently teaches music at Alta Vista, Auburn Elementary, Rock Creek, and Skyridge Schools. An avid runner, Jim also coaches the EV Cain track and cross-country teams. Jim played trumpet in the Auburn Symphony for 10 seasons, under the direction of Clyde Quick and the late Michael Goodwin. He has also played trumpet in the pit orchestra for many local musicals, such as Oklahoma, South Pacific, Grease, and The Music Man. Jim is also familiar with community bands, having played with the Nevada County Concert Band and Auburn Winds.