Jessica Abbazio, she/her/hers Music Librarian

An image of Music Librarian Jessica Abbazio, taken in the University of Minnesota Music Library in front of book shelving and study space.
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Full position title(s)
Music Librarian
Libraries department
Arts, Humanities, and Area Studies
Subject Librarian for
Music and Music Education
Music Therapy


Jessica Abbazio's portfolio includes instruction, reference, outreach, and public services at the University of Minnesota Music Library. Prior to her arrival at the University of Minnesota, she completed a Ph.D. in Musicology at the University of Maryland, where she studied Italian-language comic opera of the mid-eighteenth century and the music of Antonio Salieri, and a Master of Library Science with a specialization in Music Librarianship at Indiana University, Bloomington. Jessica is an active member of the Music Library Association and of the organization's Midwest Chapter, currently serving on the national association's Board of Directors as the Assistant Fiscal Officer(2024-2025)/Fiscal Officer (2025-2026), on the Reference & Access Services Subcommittee, a subgroup of the Public Services Committee, and on the Midwest Chapter's Membership Committee.


Ph.D., Musicology, University of Maryland, College Park

M.L.S., Music Librarianship, Indiana University, Bloomington

M.A., Music History & Literature, University of Maryland, College Park

B.M., Music Education, George Mason University