Dr. Douglas R. Overmier
Dr. Douglas R. Overmier’s ensembles have appeared at the International Society of Music
Educators in Bologna, Italy, and were selected for the 2012 meeting in Greece. His ensembles
have performed at national gatherings for the Music Educators National Conference, appearances
in regional television commercials, eleven state convention performances including California,
Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, and Hawaii, pro sporting events, recordings, "Made-for-TV"
movies, tours of Mexico, the Bahamas, Antigua, numerous convention appearances, and
performances on National Public Radio.
As a performer, Dr. Overmier is a Yamaha Artist and endorsed by Encore Mallets. He has
appeared with nationally renowned artists including Wynton Marsalis, Alan Jackson, David
Friedman, Mary Wilson, Steve Houghton, Dizzy Gillespie, and David Samuels. His numerous
performance credits include regional orchestras as well as The North Carolina Symphony,
Triangle Opera Company Orchestra, North Carolina Wind Symphony, the West Virginia
Symphony, and Central Ohio Symphony Orchestras.
He is a published composer and arranger of over 300 band pieces, and more than 100 jazz, and
percussion works. Many of these works can be heard on the Ozone Percussion CD “La Bamba”
(Klavier Records), and “I Said Jazz” (Emerald Records). In addition, his music is featured in the
CBS Television movie “Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story.” His ensembles can be heard in
the conference proceedings of state MENC conferences throughout the United States.
Overmier has authored numerous articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the
Instrumentalist magazines. His most recent book, Pedagogical Approaches to Percussion
Performance is expected out next summer. Overmier is in constant demand as a guest conductor,
clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States, Caribbean and Central America with
performance dates scheduled well into the year 2014. He is a member of the College Music
Society, College Band Directors National Association, Percussive Arts Society, National
Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa Psi, Music Educators National Conference, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.