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Naomi Hill


Naomi Hill is a composer and arranger, euphonium and baritone player and music educator from West Yorkshire. As an undergraduate music student she studied performance, conducting, musicological research and composition at The University of Huddersfield, graduating with a First-Class Honours BMus Music degree in July 2023. She is finishing a MMus Music Performance masters at Huddersfield in September 2024.

Growing up in The Salvation Army, Naomi has been surrounded by musical influences from a very young age; it is from here where her passion for music is rooted and where her brass playing, and composing began. This influence, particularly as a composer, continues to remain an important part of her work and musical identity. Surrounded by a rich heritage of brass bands, situated in Yorkshire, Naomi performs regularly with brass bands, sometimes as a soloist and also enjoys performing with other ensembles such as symphonic wind orchestras and chamber groups on both the euphonium and baritone horn. For Naomi performance comes hand in hand with composition and these aspects of her musicianship greatly influence one another.

In recent years Naomi’s compositional output has increased and her music has been commissioned, performed, published and has been recognised in composition competitions – she was shortlisted as a finalist for the A4 Brass Quartet Composition Competition in 2022 and awarded the Under 24 Award, Winner of Foden’s Band Female Composer Competition 2023 and Winner of the UniBrass Composition Competition in January 2024.

Naomi’s compositions cover a range of genres and ensemble types from chamber groups, choral, piano, brass and wind, and brass bands, but she always finds particular joy in composing and arranging for brass, exploring the diverse tonal qualities and nuances of brass instruments, and exploring these in her experimentation of different harmonic colours. Her focus on harmony is often a key area of exploration in her work and this underpins the continuing development of her compositional style. Through her varied areas of work as musician, she is particularly passionate about drawing emphasis to the way music can transform and unite society, and also aid communication, nurture individuals and cultivate creativity in a way that is unique, and this holds intrinsic value to society and is an important part of Naomi’s musicianship.

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