Hermann Grabner (1886 –1969) was an Austrian composer and music teacher.
Grabner studied law at the University of Graz graduating in 1909. In parallel he studied music until 1910. He then studied at the Leipzig Conservatory with Max Reger and Hans Sitt. In 1912 he worked as assistant to Reger in the Meininger Theater. In 1913 he became teacher of music theory at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg. From 1919 to 1924 he was teacher of theory and composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim. He also taught at the Music Academy in Heidelberg. He was then teacher of composition at the Leipzig Conservatory, where his students included Hugo Distler. From 1930 he was music director of the University. From 1938 to 1946 he taught at the Berlin Musikhochschule. He was retired in June 1946 due to his SA membership. Grabner died in Bolzano.
From Kurt Fiebig’s collection „73 leichte Choralvorspiele Vol. 2“, published by FEC Leuckart.