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.


AGM and 'Voice in the Extreme'

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Sunday 10th July 2016
The Assembly Hall, Baden Powell House, 65 – 67 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JS

Registration 9.30 – 4pm close

Annual General meeting at 09:30 followed by the AGM Study Day 'Voice in the Extreme'. This multidisciplinary study day is suitable for all those working with voice who are interested in groundbreaking, difficult and extreme issues related to Voice. The speakers will address issues including innovation in neuro-laryngology, laryngeal re-innervation surgery, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and the extremes to which the human voice can be developed including world records for range, volume and other wonders of agility, tone and voice production.

Study Day speakers:

  • Kim Chandler
    Session Singer and Vocal Coach, Marbella and London
  • Francesca Cooper
    Speech and Language Therapist and Researcher, Cardiff
  • Jean-Paul Marie
    ENT Surgeon, Rouen

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THE ÁCCENT METHOD: a 3-day course

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Wednesday 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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Method in the Madness: an introduction to research and audit

Saturday 24th September 2016, 9.30am – 5pm
The Assembly Hall, Baden Powell House, 65 – 67 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JS

This multidisciplinary study day is suitable for all those working with voices who are interested in carrying out research or in auditing their work.

Speakers will include: Ruth Epstein – Consultant Speech and Language Therapist and Researcher, London; Jason Fleming – Specialty Registrar in ENT, Southampton; Rebecca Moseley Morgan – Singing Teacher and Researcher, Oxford; Emma Pagnamenta – Speech and Language Therapist and Research Manager for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, London and Alex Stagg – Librarian for UCL Ear Institute & Action on Hearing Loss Libraries (Part of UCL Libraries, London).

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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). If you have a project you would like us to consider please contact us at: administrator@britishvoiceassociation.org.uk

Please note: topics may be subject to change – preliminary programme available June 2016


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.

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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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