Do Nam

Do N.

Claremont, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi! My name is Nam. I am a freshman Music Major at Pomona College, specializing in Vocal Performance. Music, especially music education, has always been my passion. As a singer, I have performed, both solo and in choral ensembles, at prestigious concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, National Cathedral, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Hanoi Opera House in Vietnam and many others. Throughout high school, I won high acclaims in many vocal competitions and festivals. Last summer, I was one of five singers in Vietnam chosen as a Steinway and Sons Vocal Fellow. During this program, I participated in masterclasses, learned vocal pedagogy and performed a hour-long recital comprised of art songs and opera arias at the Steinway Concert Hall in Hanoi. Now at Pomona College, I am furthering my musicianship and continuing my vocal studies.

As a music educator, I have taught private lessons and conducted youth choral ensembles for 4 years. I conduct an advanced youth chorus in Vietnam every summer, and founded a non-profit organization to provide choral education to Vietnamese children. I have taught children and adults of all ages and varying skill level, from beginner to intermediate/advanced repertoire learning. In my private lessons, I focus on developing musicianship skills, musical sensibilities and proper vocal techniques (breathing, posture, diction...). Most of all, I believe that music-making is a fun and transformative experience that everyone should (and can) take part in!

About Do N.

Hi! My name is Nam. I am a Music Major at Pomona College, specializing in Vocal Performance. Music, especially music education, has always been my passion. As a singer, I have performed, both solo and in choral ensembles, at prestigious concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, National Cathedral, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Hanoi Opera House in Vietnam and many others. Throughout high school, I was a section leader in my high school choir, lead singer in a selective acapella ensemble, and sang with the National Youth Festival Chorus at Carnegie Hall and the Hanoi Conservatory Chamber Choir. I won high acclaims in many vocal competitions and festivals in both Vietnam and the US. Last summer, I was one of five singers in Vietnam chosen as a Steinway and Sons Vocal Fellow. During this program, I participated in masterclasses, learned vocal pedagogy and performed a hour-long recital comprised of art songs and opera arias at the Steinway Concert Hall in Hanoi. Now at Pomona College, I am furthering my musicianship and continuing my vocal studies.

As a music educator, I have taught private lessons and conducted youth choral ensembles for 4 years. For the past 2 years, I have studied conducting and vocal pedagogy with the faculty at the Hanoi Conservatory of Music. I conduct an advanced youth chorus in Vietnam every summer, and founded a non-profit organization to provide choral education to Vietnamese children that has received national acclaim. I have taught children and adults of all ages and varying skill level, from beginner to intermediate/advanced repertoire learning.

In my private lessons, I focus on developing musicianship skills, musical sensibilities and proper vocal techniques (breathing, posture, diction...). For younger students, I use the Kodaly method and ear training to teach basic musicianship and intonation, and focus on helping them develop strong foundational techniques through fun vocal warmups and exercises. For older students, I focus on eliminating any bad vocal habits and developing musical sensibilities. For more advanced students, I work with them on age/vocally-appropriate repertoire in genres such as classical, jazz, pop and Broadway. I realize that every student have a different idea of what they want to get out of lessons, so I am willing to tailor my lessons for specific individual needs. I believe that music-making is a fun and transformative experience that everyone should (and can) take part in!

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Jen
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He works v well with kids! Nam is the best!

Posted Nov 2, 2019
Hanh
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My son took voice lessons with Nam last summer. He is a phenomenal teacher. Would highly recommend!

Posted Nov 2, 2019

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Experience

Guest Choral Director
Jun 2017 - Present

SolArt Advanced Youth Chorus

Every summer, I serve as the guest conductor for the SolArt Advanced Youth Chorus in Vietnam. I have conducted a diverse range of repertoire, and lead the choir in performance at venues such as the Hanoi Opera House and Conservatory Hall.

Director of Music
May 2016 - Present

Sing With Joy Non-Profit Organization

I am the founder of Sing With Joy, which is a non-profit organization that aims to provide free musical education to children all around Vietnam. Every year, we host a free month-long music summer camp for over 300 Vietnamese children. During the camp, they learn to sing and take part in the collaborative music-making process by joining the Sing With Joy Chorus, of which I am the director. At the end of the program, we put together a recital program at the National Opera House and raise funds for charity.

Private Voice Instructor
Jan 2016 - Present

Hanoi Conservatory of Music

I teach voice lessons for students of all ages and skill levels in both Vietnam and the US. For the past 2 summers, I have served as a voice instructor for the Hanoi Conservatory of Music's youth outreach program.

Education

Music, Vocal Performance and History
Sep 2019 - Present

Pomona College

Hanoi Conservatory of Music
May 2017 - Present

Studies in Voice and Choral Conducting

High School Diploma
Aug 2015 - May 2019

Church Farm School

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Vietnamese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Steinway and Sons Vocal Fellow
Jun 2019

Steinway and Sons Vietnam

Senior Excellence Award in Music
May 2019

Church Farm School

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