Naomi Forman, soprano

 Aristotle once said that the essence of life
is, "to serve others and do good".  

Sharing her time and talents with others is a priority
for Ms Forman, and in 2016 she was honoured with a
YWCA Woman Of Distinction© award in Arts and Culture in her home town, the City of Brandon, Manitoba.

  • Naomi was born in Manzini, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) to Canadian parents who were teaching  high school science, mathematics and English.
  • She grew up in Kleefeld, Manitoba's "Honey Capital" on a hobby farm just outside of town.
  • Naomi's high school days at the Steinbach Regional Secondary were filled with many musical pursuits, including musicals, choir and jazz ensemble, as well as solo vocal competitions.
  • She graduated with a Bachelor of Music (voice performance) from the University of Manitoba where she studied voice with Mel Braun.  This was followed by a Master's degree in music (vocal performance) from Boston University where she studied with Suzan Ormont. Summer programs included The Banff Centre and Opera NUOVA in Edmonton. 
  • In 2001 Naomi was cast in her first a professional show at Manitoba's iconic Rainbow stage.
  • From 2006-2021 she taught at Brandon University as a voice instructor and also taught opera workshop, chamber music and vocal pedagogy.  
  • Over the years, Naomi has had many opportunities to work on stage on opera and and is a proud member of the Canadian Actor's Equity Association (CAEA).
  •  2019 she was appointed to the Manitoba Arts Council. Previously, she served on the following boards of directors including The Brandon Chamber Players, The Brandon Dance Ensemble, Brandon Nursery and the Westman Youth Choir. Additionally, she volunteers for the Brandon Festival of the Arts. 

  • Naomi and her husband Kent have lived in Brandon since 1998 when Kent (a former professional violinist) purchased Forman Honda. The business now includes Forman Mazda and Forman Collision.  
  • The Forman family includes two teen-age daughters, two cats, two Australian sugar gliders and a pony.