Dr. Pepina grew up studying music and violin in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She received her master’s degree from both the University of the Arts in Belgrade, Serbia and Georgia State University and doctorate degree from Florida State University. Dr. Pepina has performed with the Belgrade Symphony Orchestra as well as numerous orchestras around the United States and currently performs with the Orlando Symphony Orchestra. In 2002, she received the “Atlanta Music Club Award,” from Georgia State University and also received honors at the Georgia State University recital competition in 2003. In 2003, she participated in a Master Class with world renowned violinist Midori Goto. She is very passionate about teaching and loves to see her students excel at the violin.