Pamela Nelson

MA – Florida State University
BA – Drake University

Pamela Nelson has been the Development Manager at the Des Moines Symphony & Academy since June 2012 and has managed the Symphony Academy’s Youth Orchestras program since November 2014. Pam grew up in Cumming, Iowa and graduated from Drake in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music and minors in General Business and Human Resource Management. After Drake, Pam received her Master’s of Arts in Arts Administration degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

She lives in Des Moines with her husband Craig, hound/retriever mix Chip, Sheltie puppy Bowen, and enjoys reading, hiking, fishing, and finding good sushi and Thai food.

Favorite composer

I love the Russian composers, but I am also a big fan of Berlioz and Respighi.

Other than classical music _____ is on my iPod

Country, big band and oldies (Three Dog Night is my favorite band).

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