Juliana Overmier '87 Wins Prize in Chicago Flute Club Competition
December 2, 2009
December 2, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Juliana Overmier, instructor of music at East Central University and 1987 graduate of DePauw University, "has been named a prize winner in the 2009 Solo Artist Competition sponsored by the Chicago Flute Club.," reports Oklahoma's Ada Evening News. "The competition was held at the Music Institute of Chicago in Evanston. Overmier was one of five finalists chosen from recorded entries of applicants from across the nation. She then performed before a panel of international judges who awarded her one of the three cash prizes."
The piece notes that Overmier has previously been a first prize winner of the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition in Boston, the Concours Artistique Lucien Wurmser in Paris, the National Flute Association’s Convention performers' competition, and in 2007, the Byron Hester Solo Flute Competition in Houston. She has recorded for several film scores, including As Good As It Gets and Halloween H20, and is a member of the Cimarron Wind Quintet.
"After earning her bachelor’s degree at DePauw University in Indiana, Overmier moved to Boston to study privately, then traveled to Paris to study at the Conservatory of Bourg-la-Reine/Sceaux, from which she received a gold medal, the highest diploma awarded," adds the newspaper. "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."
Access the item at the Evening News' Web site.