Zoe Vandermeer of Gaylordsville has placed first in the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition.

She will join other winners from various categories in a special performance Oct. 26 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Vandermeer is the interim music director at St. John's Episcopal Church in New Milford and teaches singing and piano locally, as well as in New York City and New Britain.

She is on the roster of the Connecticut Commission of Culture and Tourism, and performs internationally.

In early September, Vandermeer tied for third place and received a special citation for the American Prize Competition, Opera Division.

She was first-place winner of the Bay Area Vocal Arts Competition and finalist in the London Young Artists Early Music Competition and the Wilfred Laurier Concert Aria Competition in Canada.