Graff, Peter


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Research Areas: Musicology

Peter Graff is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at CWRU, where he studies popular entertainment in early twentieth-century America. In 2016, Peter was awarded the AMS Ora Frishberg Saloman Research Grant to support work on his dissertation, which is titled “Music, Entertainment, and the Negotiation of Ethnic Identity in Cleveland’s Neighborhood Theaters, 1915-1924.” In addition to support from the AMS, Peter’s research at CWRU has been supported by the university’s Baker Nord Center for the Humanities and College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Film Music Foundation. Peter has presented his work at national and international conferences, including the national meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Society for American Music, and his essay, “Re-Evaluating the Silent-Film Music Holdings at the Library of Congress,” appears in the September 2016 issue of Notes.