A professional educator, conductor, and former concert musician, Pamela Halverson is an instructor for the NC Central music department, where she teaches courses in music theory, conducting, and methods. Pamela received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Michigan and a Master's in performance in conducting from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has taught at Olivet College (MI), The University of New Mexico, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and several North Carolina schools, including Meredith College, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke University as both the French horn instructor and director of the Duke Wind Symphony. Pamela has also served on the faculty of the Governor's Schools of North Carolina, where she was lead teacher of the instrumental music program and conductor of the wind ensemble at Governor's School East for fifteen seasons.
Additionally, Pamela has been a professional French hornist in several symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Toledo, New Mexico, Santa Fe and Charlotte Symphony orchestras, as well as the Capstone Quintet of the University of Alabama. She also enjoyed several seasons with the North Carolina Theatre orchestra under the direction of McCrae Hardy.
Pamela lives in Raleigh with her husband Jess Levin, who is a violinist with the North Carolina Symphony and a professional photographer, and Photon the Wonder Dog. Her many hobbies are centered around the "3 Rs": Reading, Restaurants (Julia Child she's not!), and Restoration of all things antique.