Naomi Forman, soprano
Naomi Forman, BMus, Mmus
Ms. Forman joined the music faculty at Brandon University School of Music in 2006, maintaining a busy studio of future music educators and performers, in addition to teaching vocal pedagogy, opera workshop and chamber music.
A graduate of Boston University (MMus, performance) she studied voice with mezzo-soprano Susan Ormont and acting with Sharon Daniels and Tony© nominee Claudia Catania. Her undergraduate degree came from the University of Manitoba where she studied with baritone Mel Braun and choral director Henry Engbrecht. Additional training includes the Banff Centre for the Arts and Opera Nuova (Edmonton).
Following the "Great Resignation" of 2021, Professor Forman left BU to pursue a work-life balance that includes stage work, producing, volunteering, and most of all, time with her family. She will always be grateful for this seminal time in her life, and appreciative of the wonderful students and colleagues that she worked with during her 15 years in academia. Of course, once a teacher, always a teacher: Forman continues to work with up-and-coming young singers through the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory at BU.
An in-demand adjudicator on the Canadian circuit, Ms. Forman works primarily in classical voice, musical theatre and speech arts.
Her personable, energetic and encouraging adjudications are the hallmark of her style.
An educator at heart, she loves to combine adjudicating with workshops on stage presence, breathing and posture for a holistic approach to performing.
Ms Forman has adjudicated just about every festival in her home province of Manitoba. Nationally, she has worked with the Ontario, BC and Manitoba Provincial finals, as well as other large festivals such as The Calgary Performing Arts Festival and the Ottawa, Stratford and Barrie Kiwanis Festivals.