Dr. Jarrod Williams

Dr. Jarrod Williams has been teaching professor of tuba at East Carolina University since 2017. Prior to working at ECU, Dr. Williams served as Principal Tuba with The United States Naval Academy Band for 22 years. While there, he had a wide variety of performance opportunities to include live solo broadcasts on Kansas Public Radio, as solo tubist at the International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators, with brass quintet at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and with the Brad Linde Ensemble at Blues Alley. Additionally, he worked with the Naval Academy Concert Band at The White House and the USNA Brass Ensemble at The Voice of America and at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. He arguably did his best work beneath the fiberglass sousaphone whilst walking around historic Worden Field during parades for midshipmen. Currently in North Carolina, he regularly performs with the North Carolina Symphony, the Wilmington Symphony and the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestras.

Dr. Williams has served on judging panels for national and international competitions including The United States Army Band Workshop from 2010-2016, the 1998, 2010 and 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference, and the 2022 AEYTB Congress in Malaga, Spain. He has performed multiple times at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, the United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop in Washington, D.C., and at dozens of colleges and universities across the country.

Jarrod Williams proudly represents the Eastman company as a Performing Artist, Clinician, and Design Consultant performing on the EBE-853, EBC-832, and EPH-495 using both Michael Parker and Laskey mouthpieces. He resides in Grimesland, NC, with his family, two rabbits, two cats, 14 chickens, four ducks, one pig, and 220,000 bees.