Julie Davila is a member of the chamber percussion ensemble known as the Caixa Trio. In addition, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Percussive Arts Society and served as the chair of the Percussive Arts Society Marching Percussion Committee from 1998 – 2006. She is also an adjunct professor of percussion at Middle Tennessee State University.
Julie is the founder and executive director of Percussion XS, a dynamic new percussion group featuring middle and high school students from the Middle Tennessee area. Prior to launching Percussion XS, 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.
As a member of the Caixa Trio and as an active clinician specializing in marching and concert percussion, Julie has performed in Seoul, South Korea, Paris, France, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico and extensively throughout the United States. Julie received her degree from the University of North Texas. She is the author of “Impressions on Wood” and “Modern Multi-Tenor Techniques and Solos” published by Row-Loff Productions, and a co-author of “Aptitude,” an innovative solo snare book published by Drop 6 Media.
Julie is an adjudicator for WGI and an active endorser and clinician for the Pearl Drum Corporation, Innovative Percussion, the Avedis Zildjian Company, Evans Drum Heads, and Grover Pro Percussion.