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Julia Davids

Dr. Julia Davids enjoys a thriving career as a versatile musician.  She holds degrees in Education, Conducting and Voice Performance from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario), the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), and a D.M. from Northwestern University.  Julia has been Music Director of the North Shore Choral Society since 2009. As a soprano soloist, she is an avid performer and recitalist having appeared with Bella Voce, the Callipygian Players, the Haymarket Opera, Music of the Baroque, and others. 

She is the Stephen J. Hendrickson Endowed Chair of Choral Activities at North Park University, Chicago, where she directs the choirs and teaches conducting and music education.  Julia has been the Artistic Director of the Canadian Chamber Choir since 2004.   Julia is also Director of Music Ministries at Trinity United Methodist Church, Wilmette.   She is co-author with NSCS member Stephen LaTour of the book Vocal Technique – A Guide for Conductors, Teachers, and Singers.  She resides in Skokie with her husband, baroque violinist Martin Davids, and their two children, Judith and Solomon.