Valerie Madden is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, an actor, and a theatre educator. Madden was designated by Kristin Linklater in 2019.  She earned her MFA in Theatre Education from Emerson College in 2020.  She currently teaches the Linklater Voice Method at Emerson College and at the Kristin Linklater Voice Center in Orkney Scotland. Previously Madden taught at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Actor's Shakespeare Project, and Shakespeare & Company. Madden worked as a facilitator for Anna Deavere Smith's "Notes from the Field: Doing Time In Education" at the American Repertory Theater, engaging with audience members in conversations about the school-to-prison pipeline.

Madden's research interests center on how teachers' voices affect student learning in the K-12 setting.


Valerie J. Madden (2022): Vocal Awareness and K-12 Education: a Qualitative Research Study, Voice and Speech Review, DOI: 10.1080/23268263.2022.2062851




B.A., Cambridge College
M.F.A., Emerson College

Areas of Expertise

  • Acting
  • Theater