Julie Davila was recently inducted to the 2014 WGI Percussion Hall of Fame. She is a member of the chamber percussion ensemble the CAIXA TRIO, winner of a 2011 “Drummie” award by Drum Magazine.
In addition to her membership in the CAIXA TRIO, she is the percussion coordinator and arranger for the Middle Tennessee State University Band of Blue Drumline and the battery arranger for the Music City Drum Corps, Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally, Julie is an adjunct professor of percussion at MTSU.
Prior to her work at MTSU, she was the percussion specialist at several high schools in Nashville, Tennessee. Many of her groups have medaled in all divisions of the WGI activity and in 1996 the John Overton high school Indoor drum line, under her direction won a National Championship.
Julie is a member of the WGI nationally recognized adjudication team and serves on the steering committee for WGI Percussion. She is an active clinician specializing in contemporary and marching percussion, and has taught and performed in Seoul, South Korea, Paris, France, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil and extensively throughout the United States. Julie received her degree from the University of North Texas.
She has published numerous marching and concert percussion features through Row-Loff Productions and Drop6 Media. She is the author of the “Modern Multi-Tenor Techniques and Solos” and “Impressions on Wood” published by Row-loff, and is a co-author of “Aptitude” an innovative solo snare book published by Drop 6 media.
Julie is an endorser and clinician for the Pearl Corporation, Innovative Percussion, the Avedis Zildjian Company, Grover Pro Percussion and Evans Drum Heads.