the british voice association


Dane ChalfinThe British Voice Association is where I have met the practitioners that have inspired my work for the last decade. I have received invaluable training and even been able to collaborate with some of my heroes.

Dane Chalfin
Commercial vocal coach and voice rehabilitation specialist

British Voice Association events

The British Voice Association organises and promotes a regular programme of multi-disciplinary events, conferences, workshops, training courses and interactive study days throughout the UK. Courtesy of a reciprocal agreement, British Voice Association (BVA) and Australian Voice Association (AVA) members can attend each organisation's events at the member's rate. Please contact your association office for more information.

From Vocal Health to Vocal Wealth!
How to help the untrained speaking voice achieve potential

Vocal Health to Vocal Wealth poster

Saturday 19th November 2016, 10am-5pm
Baden Powell House, South Kensington, London SW7 5JS

A healthy voice is an essential tool of communication in many professions.

  • Do you work on the speaking voice?
  • Are you a professional voice user yourself?
  • What problems are you dealing with and how?

This event offers perspectives on voice education for the professional voice user.

Speakers: Carol Fairlamb – Head of Voice, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School; Phyllida Furse – Spoken Voice Teacher and Coach and Carrie Garrett – Voice-Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Singing Teacher, Choir Leader and Singer.

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The Áccent Method: a 3-day course

Accent Method 2016 posterWednesday 13th July and Thursday 14th July 2016 plus Thursday 5th January 2017
The Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF

Course tutors: Sara Harris (Speech and Language Therapist) and Dinah Harris (Singing Teacher)

The Accent Method is a holistic therapy regime designed to co-ordinate respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance to produce clear and well modulated speech. The aim of this course is to set out the rationale, on which the Accent Method is based, to allow delegates to experience the technique themselves and provide them with practical skills and tools to bring into their own area of work.

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Voice Clinics Forum 2017

Friday, 13th January, 2017
The Governor’s Hall, St Thomas’s Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Topics in planning include:

  • A Debate: “This house believes that professionals working in a voice clinic should demonstrate fulfilment of a set of core competencies” – the case for and against.
  • A Multidisciplinary Panel discussion of four difficult cases and their management
  • Vocal biomechanics: are vocal gestures meaningful? If so, which ones and why?
  • Research and audit presentations
    During this meeting there will be an hour devoted to small on-going research and audit projects from around the country. There will be room for a maximum of 4 short reports (15 minutes per report including questions).

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World Voice Day (branding)World Voice Day: 16th April every year

World Voice Day is celebrated annually on 16th April. The idea began in Brazil and then spread to the USA. The idea is to celebrate healthy voices and highlight the importance of voice at work and in society.

Find out more about World Voice Day



Cancellation policy for a BVA event

In the event an applicant cancels their place at a BVA course or conference, they are entitled to the following refund:

  • 4 weeks or more = 90% refund
  • Between 1-4 weeks = 25% refund
  • From 1 week to the day of event = no refund (under any circumstances, including illness)
  • Should the BVA cancel a course, a full refund will be offered.

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