Zein Hassanein BA ’13


Zein Hassanein BA ’13 is a music therapist at Temple University Hospital. Recently, his hospital was awarded a large grant from the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania to provide music therapy services to frontline hospital workers confronting the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, Hassanein and the other music therapists on his team will be designing and implementing group sessions with health care workers, educating them on ways to cope with their emotions and exploring how music might aid that coping. 


Zein Hassanein BA ’13 attained his master’s degree in music therapy and counseling from Drexel University in 2018. He has been working as a board-certified music therapist in the Philadelphia area ever since, working on physical and emotional health goals with older adults, adults with severe mental illness, hospitalized children, and refugee families. In addition, Hassanein served as a founding organizer of the music and culture festival Yallapunk, organized as a queer-affirming space for Southwest Asian/North African individuals to celebrate the richness of their creativity. Hassanein can be reached at zein.hassanein@gmail.com.