John Hipple, Ph.D. is a counselor at the University of North Texas Counseling & Testing Services. Dr. Hipple provides a variety of counseling services to UNT students. He specializes in providing counseling, consultation, and education to music students and other musical professionals. Specifically he works with performing artists who experience performance anxiety and stress. He is also interested in helping musical groups (bands and ensembles) improve their inner group communication and problem solving. Additionally he is interested in working with the significant others of musicians from either a couple or family perspective.
In the area of research, Dr. Hipple's work has been published in the Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, Brass Bulletin, Texas Counseling Association Journal, to mention a few.
Dr. Hipple has also made presentations at such music industry conferences as South by Southwest, Cutting Edge Music Conference, and International Blue Grass Music Association , He has also presented workshops sponsored by Baylor University, Texas Recording Academy , and the Recording Academy.
Currently Dr. Hipple serves on the Wellness Committee of the International Blue Grass Music Association. He is also contributing to the wellness program of the Folk Alliance. He also provides a regular column on StarPolish. Com.