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December, 20, 2024
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM




Julie Davila

Julie Davila

Mallets and Cymbals and Snares, Oh My! A Percussion Methods Reboot Focusing on Improved Fundamentals And Pedagogical Strategie

Clinic Synopsis:

A percussion methods reboot offering pedagogical strategies for common challenges when teaching percussion. There will be demonstration, and audience participation with detailed information to easily diagnose problems, followed by tools to advance director’s pedagogy. Focus will be on snare fundamentals, phrasing and buzz rolls, reading skills, understanding logic with stickings, and refinement of rolls on keyboards. This session will additionally help students polish their approach to cymbals.

Julie Davila - Biographical Information

Julie Davila is renowned percussionist, performer, music educator andclinician specializing in concert and marching percussion. She was inducted in tothe WGI Percussion Hall of Fame in 2014, in recognition of more than 30 yearscontributing to the marching arts activity as a leader, teacher, designer andadjudicator. Julie is a member of the chamber percussion ensemble the CAIXATRIO, winner of a 2011 “Drummie” award by Drum Magazine. In addition to hermembership in the CAIXA TRIO, she currently serves as President for thePercussive Arts Society. She is the arranger and instructor for the MiddleTennessee State University Band of Blue Drumline, and an adjunct professor ofpercussion at MTSU. Prior to her work at MTSU, she was the percussion specialistat several high schools in Nashville, Tennessee. Many of her groups have medaledin all divisions of the WGI activity, and the John Overton High School Indoordrum line, under her direction won a National Championship. Julie is a member ofthe WGI and DCI nationally recognized adjudication teams. As an active clinicianspecializing in contemporary and marching percussion, she has performed inPoland, China, Peru, South Korea, France, Netherlands,Puerto Rico, Mexico,Brazil and extensively throughout the United States. A proud alumni of theUniversity of North Texas, she is the author of the “Modern Multi-TenorTechniques and Solos”, “Impressions on Wood” and “Inspirations 4 Mallets” andis a co-author of “Aptitude” an innovative solo snare book published by Row-LoffProductions. Julie is an endorser and clinician for the Pearl Corporation,Innovative Percussion, Avedis Zildjian Company, Grover Pro Percussion andEvans Drum Heads.