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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Dasom Nam is a DFW-based clarinetist and educator. 

 

She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Master of Music at the Eastman School of Music, and Bachelor of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. 

 

As a graduate teaching assistant at UIUC, Dr. Nam was the instructor of record for undergraduate courses and taught weekly applied-lessons, chamber music, and clarinet methods to music majors. In addition to the university instruction, she taught pre-college students by establishing successful private studios in Urbana-Champaign and Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Her students have placed first chairs in the Texas and Illinois All-State Bands and been selected as members of the youth orchestras including the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO), Illinois Symphony Youth Orchestra, Illinois Summer Youth Camp, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. 

 

Along with her teaching experience, Dr. Nam accumulated considerable performance expertise. She was the finalist of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation and Krannert Debut Artist. She served as the Assistant Principal/ Second Clarinetist at the Richardson Symphony Orchestra and regularly performed with Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia da Camera. Raised in Texas, she made her solo debut in Dallas with the SMU’s Meadows Orchestra and has been a member of GDYO for three years during her youth years. 

 

She currently resides in Carrollton, TX and serves as the wind division chair for the Dallas Symphonic Festival, and is a member of the Dallas Asian Wind Ensemble. 

 

Her former teachers include David Harris, Kenneth Grant, Dr. Nathan Williams, and Kwanghoon Yi.