About Me

Naomi Barrettara is a musicologist, lecturer, content creator,  podcast host and producer based out of New York City. She holds a Master of Arts in Music and a Master of Philosophy from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology with a certificate in interactive technology and pedagogy. Her main research areas include opera studies, public musicology, and classical music in the digital age, with her dissertation specifically examining the portrayal of Internet technology and digital computing within operatic narratives, composition, and dramatic structure. She is also a Social Media Fellow in The Graduate Center’s Digital Initiatives program. Naomi is passionate about music education and outreach and works as a program development consultant and staff lecturer at The Metropolitan Opera Guild. She produces and teaches the Guild’s Opera Boot Camp and Score Reading programs, and is regularly featured as a lecturer in a number of pre-performance talks and community courses. She is a co-host and producer of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, established in fall 2015, and in the 2017-18 season, she will be piloting the Guild’s first ever Continuing Education class. In addition to her work at the Guild, Naomi is a co-founder and producer of the podcast Opera After Dark, and works on various freelance digital media projects.