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About Faye Seeman
Faye Seeman, principal harpist of the Chicago Sinfonietta and Joffrey Ballet Orchestras , is adjunct professor of harp studies at both Wheaton College and Northern Illinois University.
She is the founder of the “Kithara” flute, cello and harp trio and has led the group to notoriety with its broadcast work on WTTW”s “30 Good Minutes”, the recording of two CD’s, published arrangements for the group through Lyon and Healy Harps West, and performances of many recitals throughout the Midwest. Her newest group, the “ZigZag” Jazz Harp Quartet, recently recorded Caught, a CD featuring Seeman’s compositions, jazz standards and free improvisation.
In 2006, Faye commissioned noted Chicago composer, Gustavo Leone, to write a concerto for harp and orchestra in memory of her father, violinist and conductor Ernest Seeman. Since then the work has been performed throughout the United States, and most recently with the Northern Illinois University Orchestra. In fall 2009 Faye was featured harpist with the Queen of Angels Chorale recording John Rutters Dancing Day for harp and women’s choir.
Ms Seeman is on the faculty of the Birch Creek Music Festival in Door County, Wi, has taught Kindermusik (early music education for young children) for 10 years, and in summer 2009 was a guest lecturer at the Midwest Harp Festival in Tulsa,Ok and at the Pacific Harp Institute in Seattle, Wa. Faye completed her first solo CD, Nearer to Heaven in April 2010. The CD was recorded at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, both audio and video, was aired in Seattle and New York on " Artists Live" public broadcasting. To find clips from her CD, go to her website >>