Nancy Nelson


Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson is principal timpanist of the Houston Ballet Orchestra and has served in this capacity for the past five years. Previous to that, she served as section percussion for 14 years.

Nancy is also principal timpanist of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and have held this chair since its inception in the mid 1990s. She has served on orchestra committees and negotiating committees of both orchestras, and is currently the ROPA delegate. Nancy has almost exclusively performed in pit orchestras since her career began in 1977, first touring with Houston Ballet for two years and then with Texas Opera Theater for ten years.

Nancy attended the University of Houston and studied with David Wuliger.

Discussion Panels with Nancy Nelson:

Life in the Pit
7/9/07 - 7/13/07