Barbara Wilson Arboleda is a voice-specialized speech-language pathologist, singing voice teacher, and a past president of the Boston Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She graduated from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, completing her specialty rotation in voice disorders at Mass. Eye and Ear. In 2013, she became the Clinical Coordinator of the Voice and Speech Laboratory at Mass. Eye and Ear.
In addition to her clinical work, Barbara is a singer and actor. She studied voice at the New England Conservatory through consortium with Simmons College and completed an acting program with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. She has proficiency with the Estill Voice Training System and has a level 3 certification in Somatic Voicework: the LoVetri Method.
Mrs. Arboleda has spoken on the topic of voice function and rehabilitation at Boston University, Harvard Vanguard, and Salem State College. She has been a guest speaker for voice pedagogy at New England Conservatory of Music and Shendandoah University and has published numerous articles in the field. In 2017, she had the opportunity to share her knowledge of the treatment of voice disorders with the otolaryngology team at KEM Hospital and the National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities in Mumbai, India. That same year, she gave a talk regarding the creation of character voices called "Vocal Cosplay" at Anime Boston.
Mrs. Arboleda has become an expert in teaching singing technique for contemporary commercial music (rock, pop, country, folk) and has developed social approaches to teaching singing to pre-pubescent children. She released an EP of her own music "In Hiding" in 2017 under the moniker Morgan Duran.