Marina Gilman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University, Master of Music degree from Ithaca College, and a Masters of Art in Communication Disorders from Northwestern University.
She graduated from the Montreal Feldenkrais Training in 1996.
Marina is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, singing teacher, performer, and licensed speech pathologist with specialization in voice. Now retired, she taught voice at Cornell University, Syracuse University, and in the Theater School at DePaul University Chicago, as well as the School at the Steppenwolf Theater Company summer program.
In her capacity as a licensed speech pathologist Marina was part of the interdisciplinary teams at The Voice Institute, Loyola Medical Center, the Bastian Voice Institute, and the University of Chicago Voice Center in Chicago, Ill. She recently retired from working as part of the interdisciplinary voice team at the Emory Voice Center, Department of Otolaryngology, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her interest in the somatic aspects of voice training began with her personal struggle with body tension. Over the years she has worked to bring the Feldenkrais work into her clinical, academic, and studio teaching.
Marina Gilman’s performing career includes recitals as well as leading operatic roles with regional opera companies. Marina regularly taught Feldenkrais workshops for actors, singers and voice therapists, at professional voice and medical conferences including the Voice Foundation Annual Symposium on the Care of the Professional Voice, The Fall Voice Conference and the British Voice Association Conference Choice for Voice.
In 2022, she received the Pan American Voice Association’s Recognized Vocologist designation in 2022. She has published research on voice in peer reviewed medical voice journals and is the author of Body and Voice: Somatic Re-education, available through Plural Publishing.
Upcoming Short Courses
Thursday 31st August 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Feldenkrais Method®: How Does It Apply In The Voice Studio?
Our 2-hour course will begin with a discussion of the basic philosophical underpinnings of The Feldenkrais Method® and the recent discoveries in neuroscience relating to brain/body interaction that have validated his theories.