Miss Isabella Mazzarolo

Miss Isabella Mazzarolo

Casual Academic

BMus(Hons), BCom, AMusA

Arts, Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

Isabella Mazzarolo is a classical pianist, piano tutor, and Scientia PhD Scholar at the University of New South Wales Australia (UNSW). Her research focuses on music performance anxiety, investigating how musicians cope with this issue and how music educators can effectively support their students in this area. Isabella has presented her research at conferences including the International Symposium of Performance Science in Warsaw, Poland, and the Women’s Music Festival in Padova, Italy. With a strong interest in the interface between research and practice, Isabella has also presented her work to Ensemble Offspring’s Mondays @ The Church Series on Fear and the Music Teachers Association of New South Wales, and she has contributed to undergraduate courses in music performance and the psychology of music. Recently, Isabella has helped Musica Viva Australia develop digital teaching resources on performance anxiety that will be distributed to classroom teachers nationally.

Areas of research: Music Performance Anxiety, Music Pedagogy, Music Performance

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Mazzarolo I; Burwell K; Schubert E, 2023, 'Teachers' approaches to music performance anxiety management: a systematic review', Frontiers in Psychology, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1205150
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mazzarolo I; Schubert E, 2022, 'A Short Performance Anxiety Scale for Musicians', Frontiers in Psychology, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.781262

Music Teachers Association of NSW, Sydney, Australia
Workshop Presenter - Music Performance Anxiety, 2023

International Symposium of Performance Science, Warsaw, Poland
Presentation Speaker - Music Educators Supporting Performance Anxiety Management, 2023

Ensemble Offspring, Sydney, Australia
Guest Panel Member - Mondays @ The Church Series: Fear, 2023

Women's Music Festival, Padova, Italy
Keynote Speaker - A Conversation on Performance Anxiety, 2022

UNSW Mental Health Month, Streamed Internationally
Moderator - Overcoming Performance Anxiety, 2021