Honoring the Masters. Sharing the Journey.

Marcelo Saldias O’Hrens

Speech-Language Pathologist & Founder of PAVA's Chilean Chapter

Marcelo Saldias O’Hrens is a Chilean Speech-Language Pathologist specialized in voice therapy and voice training. He graduated from the University of Chile in 2008. Marcelo works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Chile. Additionally, he is a Clinical Professor of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Chile, where he supervises SLP undergraduate students in the Vocal Academy of Chile and the Clinical Hospital of the University of Chile.

Education

Marcelo Saldias O’Hrens is a Chilean Speech-Language Pathologist specialized in voice therapy and voice training. He graduated from the University of Chile in 2008.

He completed a specialty diploma in Vocology and a specialty diploma in Research Ethics in Humans at the University of Chile (2016 and 2019, respectively). Currently, he is a Ph.D. student of the Doctoral Program of Vocology at Tempere University, Finland, with Dr. Anne-Mari Laukkanen as his advisor.

Research

His line of research is related to the vocal economy in Contemporary Commercial Music technique. This line of research emerges from the lack of information about how economical are the exercises currently used to train CCM singers, and the need for counting with specific training methods in order to achieve the unique vocal demands of singers in a healthy way.

He has published several scientific articles on this topic and is currently working on the research project “Contribution of twang to vocal efficiency and economy in contemporary commercial music singers” at the University of Chile.

Additional Training

Also, Marcelo has been certified in the voice therapy programs developed by Dr. Katherine Verdolini-Abbott (Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy, Casper-Stone Confidential Flow Therapy, and Adventures in Voice).

In terms of vocal performance, Marcelo completed the Voice Teacher Training Program at the New York Vocal Coaching Studio in New York City, with Mr. Justin Stoney as his mentor.

Professional Affiliations

In 2017, he became an Authorized VIP Instructor (Vology in Practice). Later, from December 2019 to March 2020, he served as a board member of Vocology in Practice.

Currently, Marcelo is a member of PAVA (Pan American Vocology Association) and The Voice Foundation.

Current Work

In Chile, Marcelo works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Chile.
Additionally, he is a Clinical Professor of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Chile, where he supervises SLP undergraduate students in the Vocal Academy of Chile and the Clinical Hospital of the University of Chile.

Other Team Members

Emily Erkman

Vocal Instructor
Emily is honored to join this amazing team. For the past several years, Emily has owned and operated Colorado Voice Studios with locations in Denver, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, and Loveland. She has been the Vocal Director for several children’s productions including Matilda, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, 13 The Musical, and High School Musical. For her work on the production of Grease, she received the National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Musical Direction.

Zac Bradford

Director NYVC Australia
Zac Bradford is proud to be the Director of the Australian studio for New York Vocal Coaching. For several years he was a voice teacher associate at NYVC’s Mid Town Manhattan studio (NYC). During this time he worked extensively with Justin Stoney and other staff at New York Vocal Coaching. He specialises in teaching voice technique, across a wide range of musical genres. Zac is passionate about seeking a holistic approach to voice training, where detailed scientific information is mindfully linked with practical application to meet the specific needs of each individual.

Justin Stoney

Creator
Justin Stoney, the Founder of New York Vocal Coaching, is an internationally recognized Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach. He is also the host of “Voice Lessons To The World” and the author of “Sing Like Never Before.”