CLARA YANG, PhD is a cellist who holds a doctorate degree in Cello Performance from Rice University’s prestigious Shepherd School of Music, and Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Juilliard School. Dr. Yang began her cello studies at age 10, and made her concerto debut at age 12 with the Dong-A University Orchestra in South Korea under the baton of her grandfather Jong-Gu Bae. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Concord Orchestra, and the Brockton Symphony, among others. She gave her New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2008 and has given other performances in venues such as Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Kaufman Center’s Merkin Hall, Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium, and the United Nations’ General Assembly Hall. As a dedicated teacher, Clara became a certified Suzuki cello instructor in 2005, and since then she served as a cello faculty at a number of music schools.. While at Juilliard, Dr. Yang was a recipient of the Victor Herbert Prize, the Leonard Rose Scholarship, and the Grunin Prize in Cello..
At NCNbA, Dr. Yang works in tandem with the clinical team to offer a unique therapeutic experience for clients that explores emotion regulation, mindfulness and stress resilience through music.