Jauvon Gilliam was named principal timpanist of the National Symphony Orchestra in 2009 at age 29.
Since 2011, Jauvon has also performed regularly as guest principal timpanist of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He is also timpanist of the All-Star Orchestra, a made-for-PBS group comprised of players from all across the United States.
Jauvon is currently the Director of Percussion Studies/Artist-in-Residence at the University of Maryland as well as the timpani coach for the National Youth Orchestra of the USA.
Jauvon has previously performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, as well as the St.