For professional voice users
The British Voice Association provides a unique network of support and provision for performers and professional voice users . Linking world-class professionals, working across multiple disciplines, the BVA strives to provide education and assistance to those whose voice is their most valuable tool. This includes advice on vocal technique, performance, technology and all aspects of vocal health and hygiene (both physical and emotional).
For health-care professionals
For anyone wanting to practise in the field of voice care, be it within speech therapy, ENT or other allied professional specialities, the British Voice Association gives an invaluable insight into the professional voice user, a national network of contacts to be able to discuss cases with and refer to, and up to date courses and discussions to keep those working in multidisciplinary voice clinics across the country on the cutting edge of phoniatrics.
For teachers The multi-disciplinary make-up of the British Voice Association offers a unique opportunity to grow in your knowledge as a teacher. By attending training events and presentations that involve other disciplines you can get a new perspective on your own practice, also deepening your understanding of vocal function. Armed with this knowledge you will become a more effective teacher.
Whether you are studying performance, speech therapy or ENT the British Voice Association gives you educational and networking opportunities with some of the most eminent practitioners in each field who believe in multidisciplinary practice. By offering both specialist events dedicated to your field and larger integrated events where information and expertise is shared across related disciplines, as a British Voice Association member you will gain new tools for your practice and access to a UK-wide network of experts.
Sharing best practice
Sharing best practice is demonstrated to improve performance – it helps to avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’. We work on the premise of continued learning based upon clear evidence of success and recognition of the connections and interdependencies between professional disciplines. Documents can supply a lot of knowledge but it is through people that deeper understanding is most easily transferred. The British Voice Association is dedicated to facilitating the dissemination of best practice for all those involved with Voice.
Join the voice community
Working for all the disciplines involved in voice and voice care
A central point of focus – the UK's 'voice for voice'
Delivering topical seminars, training courses and events
Representing the field of voice to government and professional bodies
Disseminating information to all those who rely on their voice professionally.
'Voice in Distress' – Jan & Feb 2016
Two half-day events exploring the effect of stress on the voice and ways to resolve vocal problems associated with emotional difficulties. Part 1: 'Burnout' on Saturday, 30th January and Part 2: 'Emotional Repair' on Sunday 28th February.
The second part of two half day events called 'The Voice in Distress' took place on Sunday 28th February. This event explored the impact of emotion on the voice and how vocal and emotional repair is approached from the viewpoint of a clinical health psychologist, a voice specialist speech and language therapist and a remedial singing teacher. The speakers presented with warmth and humanity, demonstrating a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience. Their work was further illustrated with case studies and lively interaction with the delegates.
Van Lawrence Award 2016
The criteria to submit a paper for this prestigious award are now available to download below. The presentation of papers will take place during the BVA Research study day on Saturday 24th September, 2016. Further information about the study day will be available shortly. Download Van Lawrence Award 'call for papers'