Awarded the highly coveted Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music, London (Dip RAM), harpist Chilali Hugo moves freely between classical and popular music, constantly seeking out new and invigorating performance experiences. She is the harp instructor in the Caine School of the Arts at Utah State University, and teaches privately as well as maintaining a productive freelance career as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. While earning her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the University of Michigan, Chilali recorded as a soloist with the University of Michigan Symphony Band under the direction of Michael Haithcock. She has worked with such popular performers as Dave Brubeck, Josh Groban, and the Celtic singing group Anuna, with whom she recorded the television special Christmas Memories. She has contributed to recordings of Detroit bands Nomo, His Name is Alive, and Saturday Looks Good to Me. In addition to these activities, Chilali is also certified as a Music Practitioner (CMP), providing therapeutic bedside music. Her principal teachers include Lynne Aspnes and Skaila Kanga.