Pamela Nave

Associate Professor

Director of Percussion, Assistant Director of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, Director of the Percussion Ensemble


Dr. Pamela J. Nave, Associate Professor of Bands, serves as Purdue Bands & Orchestras Percussion Specialist. Formerly on the bands faculty at Ball State University, she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at The Ohio State University. At OSU, she won the graduate concerto competition as a marimba soloist, adding it to a list of undergraduate honors at Ball State that includes being a two-time recipient of the James L. Lane Percussion Award and winner of BSU’s Concerto Competition. Between degrees, Nave, a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, operated a private percussion studio in Noblesville and performed as a freelance percussionist throughout Indiana.