Naomi Hoffmeyer has been the Principal Harpist of both the California and Corpus Christi (TX) Symphony Orchestras since 2013. She has performed as a guest musician with ensembles including the San Francisco Symphony and Ballet, as well as the Houston Symphony and Ballet. She has also played Principal Harp in the Spoleto USA (SC), Atlantic (ME), New Hampshire, and Verbier (Switzerland) Music Festivals.
Naomi received Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees with Paula Page at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she also had the honor of performing Alberto Ginastera's Harp Concerto. Naomi trained under Douglas Rioth and Ann Hobson Pilot at the San Francisco and New England Conservatories, and is a former pupil of Joan Raeburn Holland, Alice Giles, Karen Gottlieb, and the late Alice Chalifoux. In addition to her conservatory studies, she greatly credits much of her musical and personal development to her time spent at the Interlochen Arts Academy. Naomi currently teaches private students at her home studio and in the Fort Bend ISD, and is a co-founder and -director, with harpist Stephanie Gustafson, of the Houston Youth Harp Ensemble.
While maintaining an active musical schedule, Naomi is an enthusiast of the culinary arts and holds certification in Pâtisserie and Baking from the California Culinary Academy. She grew up in the Shenandoah Valley and spends her spare time hiking, knitting, and swing dancing.
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