With both a decade of experience as a wedding & event harpist and degrees in classical harp performance, Amy Nam is equally at home performing solo on stage or playing background music for your wedding or event!
Nam has appeared as a soloist with the Vanderbilt University Orchestra, when she won the university-wide concerto competition as a first-year student, and the McGill Contemporary Ensemble. Her works have been selected for performances through the McGill University Composer-in-Residence program and the Tennessee Valley Music Festival Young Composer’s Forum. In 2018 her work Somewhere to Elsewhere, for harp and ensemble, was selected from nearly 700 entries for a BMI Student Composer Award. In 2019 her work Pseudosphere for two pianos and two percussionists won the Eastman School of Music’s Belle S. Gitelman Award. In 2020, she won the Lyra Society’s 7th Annual Costello Competition for Composition. Nam also works as Managing Editor of harpcolumnmusic.com.
Nam holds a master’s degree in harp performance from McGill University, where she studied harp with Montreal Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Jennifer Swartz and composition with John Rea, and a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, where she studied harp with Marian Shaffer and graduated with first honors as the Blair School of Music Founder’s Medalist. She has also had additional studies with Kathleen Bride and Anneleen Lenearts. Currently, Nam studies composition with Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon at the Eastman School of Music.