M.M. Harp Performance, Boston University
B.M. Music Performance, Eastern Michigan University
Faye Seeman is established as one of the most versatile harpists in the Midwest. She is principal harpist of the Chicago Sinfonietta Orchestra, which has featured one of her compositions “Fayed to Blue” with harp, steel pan and orchestra. She is on the music faculty at Wheaton College, Northern Illinois University, and Northeastern Illinois University. Faye has played with many area ensembles, such as Fulcrum Point, the Elgin Symphony, the Lake Forest Symphony, and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, to name a few. An avid explorer of instrumental combinations off the beaten path, Faye began a collaboration with steel pan virtuoso Liam Teague, forming the cutting-edge “Pangelic” Duo. The duo has been on stage at the Birch Creek Music Festival in Door County, Wisc., the Harper College recital series, Northern Illinois University and frequently perform recitals throughout the Midwest. Their innovative original compositions and individual musical skills put them on top of the charts as “vibrant, exciting, and creative”. Since 1984, her “Kithara” flute, cello and harp trio has been featured on WTTW’s “30 Good Minutes” Sunday Evening television program, WFMT radios’ “Dame Myra Hess” noontime broadcast, and has presented countless recitals in the Chicago area. Noted British composer Sir Jonathan Wilcocks composed “Sweet Music’s Power” for the trio, which premiered at the Green Lake Music Festival in Green Lake, Wisc. The “Kithara” trio has two recordings to their credit, and has published many arrangements through the Lyon and Healy West label. During the summer, Faye is on the faculty of the Birch Creek Music Festival in Door County, Wisc., and the Midwest Harp Festival held in Wheaton, Ill.