Kelly Nam

Kelly Nam
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Adjunct Professor, Game Music, Computer Game Design, CVPA

Contact Information

Campus: Fairfax
Building: 2025 Art and Design Building MSN: 1C3


Dr. Kelly Nam teaches game music courses with topics including, but not limited to, music composition, theory, history, and post-production. Dr. Nam holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with minors in Music Theory and Music History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Indiana, Bloomington. As a pedagogy scholar, Dr. Nam has been a frequent contributor to the CMS, College Music Society and the MTNA, Music Teachers National Association. For her brilliant research in the field of music education and assessment, Dr. Nam was awarded 2010 National Teaching Scholar by Carnegie Academy for the scholarship of teaching and learning. Prior to teaching in George Mason Univ. she taught at Quinnipiac University. Currently, Dr. Nam teaches GAME250 Sound and Music for Film and Video, GAME367 Writing Sound/Music for Games, and ART LLC Living and Learning Community while maintaining her studio in Fairfax, Virginia.


DMA (Piano Performance and Pedagogy) with minors in Music Theory and Music History, University of Wisconsin, Madison MM (Piano Performance), University of Indiana, Bloomington