Dr. Jarrod Williams has been playing professionally in the Baltimore/Washington area for nearly twenty years. He earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Kansas, and was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts in tuba performance from the University of Maryland in 2012. His teachers include Robert Loffler, Bill Hartman, Scott Watson, Max Bonecutter, Toby Hanks and David Fedderly.
In addition to his military performance schedule with The United States Naval Academy Band, he enjoys performing with the Brass of the Potomac, Bayfield Brass Quintet, and coaching local middle and high school brass sections. He has also played with regional orchestras in Kansas, Missouri, and Maryland, served as chairman of International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Competition Committees in 1998 and 2010, respectively, and performed in such diverse environments as Blues Alley and the Delmarva Chicken Festival.
Dr. Williams auditioned and was selected for assignment with the Naval Academy Band in 1996. Following recruit training at RTC, Great Lakes, he reported for duty as tubist with the marching band and ceremonial units. He was named Principal Tubist in 1998 and is currently the band’s training officer and awards writer. An accomplished arranger, Dr. Williams’ transcriptions have been performed by the Naval Academy Band’s tuba quartet, brass quintet, brass ensemble, and ceremonial bands, as well as the Washington Symphonic Brass and Symphonia, a professional tuba ensemble.