Naomi Seidman is Assistant Professor of Flute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara (2002), the Master of Music degree from Yale University (2004), and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin (2007).
An accomplished solo performer, Naomi won the Mid South Flute Competition and was first runner up in the Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition (2006). In 2006, she was also a semi-finalist in the Beijing Nicolet International Flute Competition. In 2005, Ms. Seidman won First Prize in the Frank Bowen Young Artist Competition; as the winner of the competition, she performed as a soloist with the Santa Fe Symphony in December 2005. Currently Naomi is second flute in the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and piccolo/third flute in the Corpus Christi Symphony in Texas. She performed the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with the Kingsville Symphony in 2008 and the Carmen Fantasy with the TAMU-K Wind Symphony in 2007. In February 2010 Naomi played the solo part in the Bach b-minor suite. This Austin Chamber Music Center performance accompanied a new ballet given by Ballet Austin.
Naomi is also an active chamber musician. She has participated in numerous festivals, including Yellow Barn, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Austin Classical Guitar Society and the Austin Chamber Music Center. Naomi is a founding member of the Rhapsoidos Trio, which is comprised of soprano, flute and piano. The group was founded in September of 2009 with the goal of promoting, discovering and expanding repertoire for this combination of musicians. The other members of the trio are Melinda Brou, soprano, formerly of the Austin Lyric Opera and currently Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and Chuck Dillard, piano, of the collaborative arts faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. The trio has given performances in Austin, Santa Barbara, and Baton Rouge.
A dedicated educator, Naomi has given master classes at UT-Austin and Oklahoma State University and at other universities across the country. She helped to found the Coastal Bend Flute Symposium, an annual event where area flutists of all ages gather to attend a master class and recital given by a renowned flutist. This year’s CBFS guest artist will be Kimberly Clark.
Naomi Seidman plays on a handmade Powell flute.