The voice pathologists at the NorthShore Voice Center are speech-language pathologists with specialized training and experience in treating patients with voice disorders. While singers, actors, and other professional voice users comprise a significant portion of their clientele, any patient with vocal difficulties can benefit from this focused skill-set and their collective experience. In addition to providing voice therapy, they also educate patients on preventative voice care and vocal hygiene.
Singing Voice Specialty
Something that sets the voice pathologists at the NorthShore University HealthSystem Voice Center apart from other voice care providers is their extensive backgrounds and training in the singing voice. They bring years of clinical, performance, and vocal teaching experience to their work with singers and performers. They thoughtfully blend art and science together to foster rehabilitation that is long lasting.
Christine Buth Martin, MA, CCC-SLP
Christine Buth Martin, MA, CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Master of Arts in Speech Pathology from Indiana University. She has given national presentations on both the disordered and performing voice, as well as courses on videostroboscopic voice evaluation and comprehensive voice therapy. Ms. Martin also specializes in Myofascial Release Therapy, a manual treatment aimed at releasing muscle tension through touch. She has substantial training in classical piano and voice, as well as experience performing both musical theater and choral music. Ms. Martin has been rehabilitating patients’ voices in the Chicago area for over 20 years.
Steve Uliana, MM, MS, CCC-SLP
Steve Uliana, MM, MS, CCC-SLP, completed his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College, received his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston, and his Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. As a classically trained singer, he has performed both opera and musical theatre and has been a featured soloist in symphonic works with companies throughout the United States and Europe. Additionally, Mr. Uliana has been a private voice instructor and vocal coach for over 10 years. He continues to sing in classical, musical theatre, and choral performances in the community.