Julie Meschko received her BA in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado, where she also studied Computer Science and Accounting. She plays flute and piccolo in the Naples Concert Band, Flute Cocktail flute choir, Florida Worship Choir and Orchestra, and has been a member of the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Opera Naples, Port Charlotte Symphony, Arvada Symphony, and the ALRY Flute Choir. As well as freelancing in southwest Florida, she works full-time for the Collier County Public Schools. She has been a member of the NFA Professional Flute Choir and is a charter member of the National Flute Choir, recording 10 flute choir CDs. Julie was also a past Exhibits Chair for several years for the Florida Flute Festival.
She is a long-time participant at the flute masterclasses at Wildacres, with over 30 years in attendance. Julie organizes the afternoon recitals, and willingly helps with anything else that needs doing. She believes strongly in the benefits, knowledge, and experience a flutist can receive at the Wildacres Flute Retreat.