Shalem College
Naama Ramot

Dr. Naama Ramot

Dr Ramot’s teaching, researching and specialization fields are Music History: from Ancient History to the 20th century. Music theory and musical theatre, with emphasis on opera and cabaret. She teaches courses in Jewish Music and Music and Art related subjects.

Dr. Ramot graduated cum laude from B.A Interdisciplinary Program in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Philosophy and Theatre and Musicology faculty.She also holds an M.A from the same faculty. Her Ph.D which she received magna cum laude, is dedicated to opera in making during Italian Unification period. Among her publishings: a chapter about opera in a book “ Music History’’ (edited by Judith Cohen), articles about cabarets during Yishuv (Settlement) period and Jewish Musicians values in the second edition of Judaica Encyclopedia.

In teaching and in research, dr. Ramot is interested in connections between politics, society and art in interdisciplinary contemplation, in integration of theory and history. In her researches in fields of cabaret and small scene in the Yishuv, she contemplates the duality between the critical  dimension and the need to express the national vision and the central place taken by the small scene in Israeli folklore.

Dr. Ramot has participated in several research projects with the Hebrew University and has received scholarships and awards. She teaches in the Hebrew University, Orot College and Jerusalem College.

Full CV

Courses Taught:

Selected Publications


  1.  “A Broom that Will Sweep Everything Away," Art Music of Israel, Malcolm Miller, ed., (Brepoles Publishers, forthcoming in 2015).
  2. "Artzenu ha-qtantonet" [Our Tiny Country]: The Cabaret Scene in the Yishuv", In Music in Israel (Iyunim Bitkumat Israel Thematic Series 8), Michael Wolpe, Gideon Katz and Tuvia Friling, eds. (Sde Boker: The Ben Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism), pp. 896-939 .[Hebrew]
  3. "Opera," The History of Music: From the Middle Ages to the 20th Century, Judith Cohen, ed. (Tel Aviv: Center for Educational Technology and the Ministry of Education, 2012), pp. 263-314 [Hebrew]
  4. Naama Ramot and Jehoash Hirshberg, "The Tangled Road to Legalization: The Admission of the German Language in Musical Performances in Israel," The Jewish Quarterly Review 96 (4) (Fall 2006), pp. 510-521.
  5. "An Interview with Li-la-lo: Revue Theater in Eretz Israel," Min-Ad: Israel Studies of Musicology Online 4 (2005), pp. 1-41. [Hebrew]

Other Publications:

Publications Requested Commercially by the Israeli Opera program and its newsletter [Hebrew]:

  1. "Gounod's Operatic Style – An Introduction to Faust" (2010)
  2. "Folksongs and the Idealization of Nature: Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen" (2009)
  3. "Scandal in Milan: Between Idealism and Realism in the Premier ofMefistofele" (2009)
  4. "Musical Motives in Tatyana's Letter – Yevgeny Onegin (2008)
  5. "Là, sui monti dell’est: Japanese and Chinese Music in Madama Butterfly and Turandot" (2008)
  6. "Stride la vampa': The Gypsies in Il Trovatore" (2007)
  7. "Der Rosenkavalier: Time, Love and Nobility" (2006)
  8. "Gluck's Operatic Reform – Seeking a Beautiful Simplicity" (2006)
  9. "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and/or Love: Echoes of the French Revolution in Fidelio and Andrea Chénier" (2001)


Book Review:

  1. Review of William Stafford, The Mozart Myths: A Critical Reassessment, appeared as "The Swan Song in Myth Lake," Maphteach: A Journal for Music Teachers 1 (January 1996), pp. 146-150. [Hebrew]