» Dr. Amy B. Graziano
Associate Professor, Chair, Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

College of Performing Arts
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Dr. Amy B. Graziano
Director of Historical Studies
Office Location:
Oliphant Hall 302
(714) 997-6897
Vassar College, Bachelor of Arts
The University of Texas At Austin, Master of Music
The University of Texas At Austin, Ph.D. in Music
Amy Graziano is Associate Professor and Chair of the Conservatory of Music at Chapman University. She is also the Director of Music History for the Conservatory. Dr. Graziano received her Ph.D. in musicology (1996) and M.M. (1990) from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.A. (music and psychology, 1985) from Vassar College. She also completed a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Music Cognition at the University of California, Irvine. At Chapman she teaches introductory and advanced courses in music history, The Psychology of Music, and Film Music. Her research focuses on the history of music psychology, in particular the relationship between music and neurology in the nineteenth century. She has published articles on the history of music and brain studies (with Julene Johnson) in Music Perception, Brain and Cognition, Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, and other journals, as well as a chapter in Neurology of Music (F.C. Rose, Ed., 2010). She has published on the general history of music psychology in Psychomusicology and has co-edited a double issue of Psychomusicology (History of Music Psychology in Autobiography). Dr. Graziano has received several Chapman University awards for excellence in teaching and scholarship.
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Graziano, A.B. & Johnson, J.K. “Music as a tool in the development of nineteenth-century neurology,” in J. Kennaway (Ed.) Music and the Nerves 1660-1945, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Graziano, A.B. & Johnson, J.K. Review: The Origins of Music, by Carl Stumpf, Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, & Brain, 2013, Vol. 23, No. 2, 127-130.
Johnson, J.K., Lorch, M., Nicolas, S. & Graziano, A. “Jean-Martin Charcot’s role in the nineteenth-century study of music aphasia,” Brain, 2013, 136, 1662-1670.
Graziano, A.B., Pech, A., Hou, C. & Johnson, J.K. “Hermann Oppenheim’s Observations about Music in Aphasia,” Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 2012, Vol. 21, 1-16.
Johnson, J.K., Graziano, A.B. & Hayward, J. “Historical Perspectives on the Study of Music in Neurology,” in F.C. Rose (Ed.) Neurology of Music, London: Imperial College Press, 2010, 17-30.
Cohen, A.J. & Graziano, A.B., co-editors. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, & Brain, special double issue: The History of Music Psychology in Autobiography, 2009, Vol. 20, No. 1 & No. 2. (Co-Editor of Journal, special double issue, rather than book editor, but no designation for Journal editing.)
Graziano, A.B. “Music Psychology: The Building of a Community,” Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain, special double issue: The History of Music Psychology in Autobiography, 2009, Vol. 20, No. 1 & 2, 158-162.