Dasom Nam is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in Clarinet Performance and Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a cognate area of study in Music Education. She received a Master of Music at the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.
As a teaching assistant at UIUC, Ms. Nam provided weekly applied-lessons, coached chamber music, directed wind sectionals, and instructed clarinet methods classes to undergraduate music majors. In addition to the university instruction, she maintained a successful private studio in Urbana-Champaign. Her students have placed first chairs and top ratings in All-Region Bands and Solo and Ensembles and been selected as a member of local youth orchestras.
Along with her teaching experience, Ms. Nam accumulated considerable performance expertise. She was the finalist of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation’s Fellowship Program 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, Sinfonia da Camera, and Dallas Asian Wind Ensemble.
Raised in Carrollton, Texas, she had been a member of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra for three years and has performed with the Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Symphony Orchestra as a concerto soloist.
Her former teachers include David Harris (UIUC), Kenneth Grant (Eastman), Nathan Williams (UT), and Kwanghoon Yi (RSO). Dr. Dasom Nam currently serves as a clarinet faculty member at PMI.