About Me

Naomi Barrettara is a musicologist, lecturer, content creator,  podcast host and producer. She holds a Master of Arts in Music, a Master of Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in Musicology with a certificate in interactive technology and pedagogy from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her main research areas include opera studies, public musicology, and classical music in the digital age. Her dissertation research was on cyber-narrative in newly composed operas, examining several works in which digital technology is thematized within the plot. During her time as a graduate student, she worked for several years as a Social Media Fellow in The Graduate Center’s Digital Initiatives program and served for two years as the coordinator for the social media fellows team. 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 current co-host and former producer of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, established in fall 2015, and played an integral role in launching the Guild’s continuing education and online learning classes. 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.

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