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Dr. Yu-Ling Chen

Associate Professor
Department of Music

Dr. Yu-Ling Chen

Yu-Ling Chen, PhD, MT-BC, Fellow of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT), joined the faculty at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2013. She is currently an assistant professor in music therapy and the coordinator of the piano division. Chen holds her Doctor of Philosophy in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas, received both Master of Music Education in Music Therapy and Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Kansas, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music-Piano Performance from the National Taiwan Normal University.

Previously, Chen was a clinical music therapist at the Chang Gung Medical Foundations and an adjunct instructor at the Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. Her clinical research, including music therapy for children with disabilities and dementia care, and Neurologic Music Therapy applications, has been presented in the national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. At SWOSU, she has diligently pursued undergraduate research with her students, and together they have continually presented at conferences.

In addition to her work in the music therapy profession, Chen has been active as a solo and collaborative pianist, including a solo recital at the National Concert Hall in Taiwan.  At SWOSU, she has frequently performed alongside visiting artists, her colleagues, and students. Each year, she serves as the Director of two piano competitions: The Hubbard-Males Piano Competition and the Breckenridge Invitational Competition for Pianists.

Courses Taught

Course No. Course Title
  Applied Piano
Piano Ensemble
Introduction to Music Therapy
Music Therapy I
Music Therapy III
Field Studies

The views and opinions expressed in these pages are strictly those of Dr. Yu-Ling Chen .   The content of these pages has not been reviewed or approved by Southwestern Oklahoma State University.