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.