Julie Walker Hood, a music education graduate of Western Illinois University, is a resident of Jacksonville.  In 1971,  she was a member of the Liberty Tree Tavern Singers at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where she worked for two years.  She has been a guest clinician for District IV junior high chorus and other festival choruses in the area.  At Sacred Heart Griffin, Mrs. Hood was a teacher of voice and piano for nearly seven years where she also directed the vocal ensemble "Encore".  Her love of good
choral music led to being a founding member of the Capital Chamber Singers and member of the former Illinois Symphony Chorus for many years.  For  more  than thirty years she
Julie Walker Hood - alto

has been the vocal director for many musicals and a featured soloist in numerous places in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Florida.  Currently Julie is a vocal soloist and organist/pianist for Jacksonville churches.