Naomi Graber

American Music and Twentieth Century Music

Naomi Graber (assistant professor) joined the faculty of UGA in 2013. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that same year with the dissertation “Found in Translation: Kurt Weill on Broadway and in Hollywood, 1935–1939,” which earned her the Glen Haydon Award for an Outstanding Dissertation in Musicology. She is the recipient of the Rhonda A. and Robert Hillel Silver Award from the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, as well as fellowships to study at the Library of Congress and the Arnold Schönberg-Centre in Vienna. Her research centers on twentieth century American music, especially the Broadway stages of the 1930s and 1940s. She is currently investigating how Jewish and anti-Fascist refugees from Europe adapted and contributed to the film and theatre industry of the United States, focusing especially on Kurt Weill’s musical theatre. She is also interested in modern representations of gender in Broadway musicals and Hollywood film scores. She teaches classes on American Popular Music, Music in the United States, Modernism and Music, Film Music, and Music after 1750.