Lin Wallin Schuller
Lin Wallin Schuller
Lin Wallin Schuller (1938-2023) was the Founding President of the McClosky Institute of Voice, and served as its Chair of the Board of Directors and as a Master Teacher for the Institute. She studied with David Blair McClosky at Boston University and completed the graduate Voice Therapy Course with McClosky at the Boston Conservatory of Music. For over seven years she was Supervisor of the Voice Therapy Clinic at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital in Boston, MA. In that capacity, she worked with many types of voice disorders. These included muscle tension disorders, nodules, polyps, paralysis and paresis, presbyphonia, spasmodic dysphonia, aphonia and puberphonia. In her supervisory position, she was responsible for observing and training students in their clinical practicum in McClosky voice therapy techniques. Dr. William Montgomery and Dr. Robert Lofgren were the physicians directly involved in establishment and oversight of the clinic.
Lin lectured throughout the United States on the vocal development of children, the aging voice, vocal health techniques for music educators, voice teachers, speech pathologists, choral singers, speakers, and story tellers. She spoke before state and regional Music Educators Conferences, National Association of Teachers of Singing, American Guild of Organists, American Choral Directors Association, St. Dunstan’s College of Sacred Music, and many schools and churches. She also presented a Master Class at the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia.
As a lyric soprano, Lin appeared as soloist in major oratorios and choral performances. She was an accomplished choral conductor, leading the choirs at Central Square Congregational Church in Bridgewater, MA, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Easton, MA, and at the First Baptist Church in Brockton, MA. She also served as Interim Director for the Jubilate Chorale in Brockton, and led Sacred Sounds, an interdenominational Choir, which travelled throughout New England for thirteen years.
Her official obituary may be read here.