Music Therapy Faculty: Diane Austin



Dr. Diane Austin DA, ACMT, LCAT is the Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in New York City where she offers a two-year post-graduate certificate program in Vocal Psychotherapy. Dr. Austin has maintained a private practice in music/vocal psychotherapy and supervision for more than 25 years, and is an adjunct associate professor at New York University where she runs music therapy groups, teaches vocal exploration and improvisation and is a thesis advisor in the graduate music therapy department. She has lectured and taught throughout the world. Her work has been published in numerous journals and books and translated into Korean, Japanese, Greek and Portuguese.

Diane created the first international distance training program in Vocal Psychotherapy in Vancouver, B.C. and established a similar program in Seoul, Korea. Additionally, she teaches introduction to Vocal Psychotherapy at Fredonia College. Her book, “The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy: Songs of the Self” is published by Jessica Kingsley. For more information visit her website: