Julia Arza


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Director of Operations
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Julia Arza is the Director of Operations and a passionate advocate for AIMM, the Alliance of Independent Music Merchants. She joined the organization in 2017 and has helped expand its summits, held at the NAMM Show as well as its website and online educational programs. For those who know Julia, it’s easy to see why she has accomplished so much with AIMM. Music is in her blood. Her great grandparents were both band directors and she began playing guitar in the third grade (thanks to a very influential teacher) and singing in church groups and for weddings. She worked in Specialty and department store retailing before becoming one of the first buyer for Mars Music in 1998. She stayed with the chain until they closed, deciding to leave the industry for a while. That leads us to 2017 and her role at AIMM to help support its membership.