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Juliana Overmier '87 Wins Houston Flute Competition

July 30, 2007

Juliana Overmier.jpgJuly 30, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Juliana M. Overmier, an adjunct instructor of music at East Central University and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of the Byron Hester Solo Flute Competition in Houston. "She received $1,000 and will perform a solo concert at the 2008 'Flute Fest' in Houston," reports the Evening News of Ada, Oklahoma. "The national competition selects five finalists from recorded entries. The winner is chosen after the live final round in Houston." (photo shows, l-r, pianist Starla Hibler and Juliana Overmier)

The newspaper adds, "Overmier has received first prize in several competitions, including the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition in Boston and the Concours Artistique Lucien Wurmser in Paris. She has recorded for several film scores, including As Good As It Gets and Halloween H20."

Professor Overmier also served as flutist for the Light Opera of Oklahoma Orchestra in Tulsa (2001-02), is a member of the Cimarron Wind Quintet, and serves as the Oklahoma Flute Society's community outreach chair. "She received a bachelor of music degree in 1987 from DePauw University, where she was a two-time concerto competition winner," notes the Evening News. "While living in Paris, she attended the Conservatory of Bourg-la-Reine/Sceaux Spring 2007 Campus.jpgand received a gold medal. In 1996 she earned her master's degree in flute performance from the University of Southern California, where she also won the Annual Concerto Competition."

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Read more about Juliana Overmier in this previous story.

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