Lin Wallin Schuller
Lin Wallin Schuller, now retired from teaching, is regarded as an expert in the field of voice techniques for the enhancement of healthy voice and help for the troubled voice. 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.
Mrs. Schuller has 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 has spoken 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.
Lin Wallin Schuller is the Founding President of the McClosky Institute of Voice and has 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. The Institute offers Seminars to professional voice users, voice teachers and speech pathologists. Its 120 hour Certification Course includes the anatomy and physiology of the vocal and breathing systems, study of many voice disorders and non-surgical treatment of voice disorders.
As a lyric soprano she appeared as soloist in major oratorios and choral performances. She is an accomplished choral conductor and has led the choirs at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Easton, MA, and held the position of Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church in Brockton, MA . Lin 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. She also served for many years as Minister of Music at Central Square Congregational Church in Bridgewater, MA.