Julia Davids

 

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Dr. Julia Davids has joined forces with Cypress Choral Music to develop the Canadian Chamber Choirs Series - music for accomplished mixed choirs.

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, ON), the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).

Julia is the Artistic Director of the Canadian Chamber Choir, Canada’s professional level ensemble dedicated to building communities through choral singing. A founding member of the CCC, Julia has led the ensemble on concert and workshop tours of almost every province including performing the opening concert at Podium 2010, the biennial National Conference of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities, in Saskatoon. She also directed the CCC’s debut recording “In Good Company” comprised of music by emerging and established Canadian composers.  Julia has led workshops and master classes for choirs and conductors throughout Canada and the US. A native of London, Ontario, she grew up singing in the Amabile Youth Singers, the Ontario Youth Choir, and the National Youth Choir, for whom she was the first Apprentice Conductor.

“Canada has a wealth of fine Canadian choral composers and Cypress Choral Music is devoted to presenting and promoting their music to the world of choral singing. Much choral music is written for average choirs and the Cypress catalogue has many quality user-friendly options. However, Dr. Nickel, owner of Cypress, asked me to find excellent music intended for accomplished choirs, for singers who are eager and ready for more demanding repertoire. We are starting in 2014 with a set of ten selections.  Please check them out by clicking the link below.”    J.D.


The Canadian Chamber Choir Series


Dr. Julia Davids directing the Canadian Chamber Choir

 

Julia is the Stephen J. Hendrickson Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities at North Park University, Chicago. She directs the University Choir, the Chamber Singers, and the Faculty/Staff Choir, and teaches choral conducting and music education. As a soprano soloist, Julia is an avid performer and recitalist specializing in early music. Engagements this season include Bach’s Magnificat with the Bach Week Festival, and Handel’s Messiah with Bella Voce. She is co-author with Stephen LaTour of “Vocal Technique – A Guide for Conductors, Teachers, and Singers” published by Waveland Press in 2012. Julia is the Music Director of the North Shore Choral Society, a 140 voice amateur community choir.  She also serves as Director of Music Ministries at Trinity United Methodist Church, Wilmette. Julia earned a Bachelor of Music in Education and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Western Ontario, Master of Music degrees in Conducting and Voice Performance at Michigan University, and a Doctor of Music in Choral Conducting at Northwestern University.