• Production still from SERSE
  • french horns
  • choir and orchestra
  • pianist, clarinetist, and violinist
  • violin section of orchestra
  • wind orchestra
  • Jazz Band on stage

Hilary Yip

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Chair of Music Therapy
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Hilary Yip is a board-certified music therapist providing clinical music therapy services in schools, communities, and hospitals with clients ranging from infants to older adults for more than 10 years. She has worked with individuals with autism and developmental delays, children with learning and communication disorders, patients receiving psychiatric services, adult oncology patients, and adults with Parkinson's Disease. Her research focuses on the impact of music and movement interventions to address motor differences of children with autism. In addition to music therapy, Hilary teaches adaptive piano and guitar lessons. She earned degrees from University of the Pacific (B.M. in Music Therapy and B.A. in Psychology), a Master of Music in Music Therapy, and is working on a dissertation to complete a Ph.D. in Music Education with Music Therapy emphasis from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.