Andrea Green, B.M. '75 is a playwright, composer, lyricist, director and music therapist. She is nationally known for her work creating Broadway style musicals for children that entertain but also are vehicles for teaching tolerance. Her work is being performed on professional stages across the country as well as in educational settings. For 30 years, Andrea has partnered children from Germantown Friends School, with youngsters from the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, using her musicals to encourage communication, understanding and friendship.
Yani Rubio, B.M. '97, M.M. '01 established the music therapy program at Creative Children Therapy (CCT), a non-profit clinic in Miami, FL that serves children and adolescents with developmental disabilities or neurological disorders. Yani collaborates with occupational and physical therapists, as well as speech/language pathologists to promote children's physical development, communication skills and social/emotional functioning. In this setting, Yani also provides clinical supervision for University of Miami music therapy practicum students.He majored in music therapy at the Frost School of Music.