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 managed the Symphony Academy’s Youth Orchestras program from November 2014 through May 2017. Pam grew up in Cumming, Iowa and graduated from Drake in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music (trombone) 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 and her husband Craig welcomed their first child in July 2017, Gemma, and live in Des Moines with their hound/retriever mix Chip and Sheltie Bowen. She 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

Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Amy Winehouse, Hunter Hayes

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