Cimbassist Jarrod Williams and trombonist Stephen Ivany formed Loud and Louder in 2018 to fill a superfluous gap in the brass chamber music repertoire. To date, the duo performs the most concerts of any cimbasso-trombone group, most recently appearing in recitals throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, the 2019 International Trombone Festival, and the 2021 Virtual International Tuba Euphonium Conference.
I earned my Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Kansas (ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!), and was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts in tuba performance from the University of Maryland in 2012. My teachers include Robert Loffler, Bill Hartman, Scott Watson, Max Bonecutter, Toby Hanks and David Fedderly.
The military paid the bills for 22 years. Now I get to pass my experience on as Teaching Assistant Professor of Tuba at East Carolina University. ARRRGH!!!