Media & Publications

Media and Events

Keynote Speaker at Conference on Counseling and the Arts.  Indiana University. “Stage Fright and Life Lessons” April 12, 2024.

International Psychoanalytic Association Webinar: Music In the Line of Fire

IPA Off the Couch Podcast‘Music Sounds the Way Emotion Feels’: from the Piano to the Couch with Julie Nagel, PhD

Juilliard Live Event and Book Signing – April 28, 2023 – Career Choices in Music Beyond the Pandemic


Illustrative Publications

Career Choices in Music Beyond the Pandemic: Musical and Psychological Perspectives. (Rowman & Littlefield, March 2023)

What I Learned About “ Heard Immunity” Music and Psychoanalysis, TAP, (The American Psychoanalyst)  fall 2022.

George Floyd, Racism, The Pandemic, and Music.  TAP (The American Psychoanalyst) winter, 2021.

Leaving Home: Peter in Prokofieff’s ​Peter and the Wolf. I​nvited article for special edition on HOME in ​Psychoanalytic Inquiry, in press.

Lucia di Lammermoor: An Intersection on the Oral and Aural Roads. (2022) Invited book chapter in  “Opera on the Couch” (Eds. S. Goldberg & L. Rather.) Routledge Press, New York and London.

J.J. Nagel (2018) “Memory Slip:Stage Fright and Performing Musicians. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association – Aug. , Vol. 66/Issue 4, pp. 679-700

Nagel, J.J. (2018)- ​Music and Psychoanalysis,Chapter 32-
includes my original Conversation between Mozart and Freud​,
Textbook of ​Applied Psychoanalysis ​(Eds. Salman Akhtar, MD and Stuart Twemlow, MD) Routledge Press.

Managing Stage Fright: A Guide for Musicians and Music Teachers​. 2017. Oxford University Press.

Clavier Companion,​Contributing Editor (2014-2018) “Mind Matters” – wrote column in every issue.

The Huffington Post,Contributing Editor (2017-2018)

Nagel, J.J. (2016) The Orlando Requiem ( “Free Associations” and “​The American Psychoanalyst​”)​article describing the performance of Mozart’s Requiem that was performed on 48 hours notice following the Orlando Massacre. Sang as a member of the chorus.

Nagel, J.J. (2013) “Melodies of the Mind: Connections Between Psychoanalysis and Music”. Routledge Press, London and New York.

Nagel, J.J. (2011-2012) Blog, “​Music to My Earson Psychology Today website

Nagel, J.J. (2010) Melodies in My Mind: The Polyphony of Mental Life. (Gertrude and Ernst Ticho Memorial Lecture, delivered Washington, D.C., June 11, 2010 as recipient of Ticho Award) Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Vol. 58, No. 4, Aug. 2010, pp. 649-662.

Nagel, J.J. (2010) Treatment of Music Performance Anxiety via Psychological Approaches (A Review of Selected CBT and Psychodynamic Approaches). Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Vol. 25, No. 4, Dec. 2010, pp. 141-148.

Nagel, J.J. (2010) Psychoanalytic and Musical Ambiguity: the Tritone in “Gee, Officer Krupke”. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 58/1; pp. 9-25.

Nagel, J.J. (2009) How to Destroy Creativity in Music Students: the Need for Emotional and Psychological Support Services in Music Schools. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 15-17.

Nagel, J.J. (2008) Book Review: “Violin Dreams” by Arnold Steinhardt. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Vol. 56, No. 4., pp. 1371-1376.

Nagel, J.J. (2008) Psychoanalytic and Musical Perspectives on Shame in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 551-563.

Nagel, J.J. (2008) Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Music: An Intersection on the Oral and Aural Road. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 2, pp. 507-530.

Nagel, J.J. (2008) Survival of Music and Arts is Critical to our Nation’s Well-Being. Ann Arbor News, Jan. 27, 2008. A-16.

Nagel, J.J. (2007) Convert Performance Anxiety into Performance Energy. Keyboard Companion. Winter, 2007. Pp. 38-39.

Nagel, J.J. & Nagel, L., (2005) Animals, Music, and Psychoanalysis. In S. Akhtar & V. Volkan, (Eds.) Cultural Zoo: Animals in the Human Mind and its Sublimations , Madison Connecticut, IUP Press, pp. 177-206.

Nagel, J.J. (2004) Stage fright theory and treatment: One size does not fit all. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 39-43.

Nagel, J.J. (1999) When is a Music Teacher More Than a Music Teacher?: Psychological Issues in the studio (invited article) American Music Teacher. (June/July).