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the british voice association

About the Association

History

The British Voice Association has its roots in a study group, formed in the nineteen-eighties under the name of the Voice Research Society, for individuals who were interested in learning more about the inter-workings of the voice. It quickly became apparent that there was an enormous need for such an organisation and membership increased rapidly. The Voice Research Society became The British Voice Association in 1991.

The Association's rooms were initially at Abbey Road and subsequently at the Royal College of Surgeons in Lincoln's Inn Fields in central London. British Voice Association's office address is 330 Gray's Inn Road, also in central London.

 

Past Presidents

(since the BVA formally became a Limited Company in 1999)

2016–2017
Ruth Epstein PhD, MRCSLT

2015–2016
Dane Chalfin
(Vocal Coach/Voice Rehabilitation Coach)

2014–2015
Katharine Lewis BA, ARCM
(Specialist Speech & Language Therapist)

2013–2014
Kate Young BAppSci MRCSLT
(Specialist Speech & Language Therapist)

2012–2013
Kim Chandler MMus BMus AMusA
(Session Singer/Vocal Coach)

2011–2012
Tom Harris MA MB FRCS
(Consultant ENT Surgeon)

2010–011
John Rubin MD FACS FRCS
(Consultant ENT Surgeon)

2009–2010
Stuart Barr MPhil MA(Cantab) PGAdvDip(RCM) HonARAM
(Musical Director & Singing Coach)

2008–2009
Sara Harris FRCSLT
(Voice-Specialist Speech & Language Therapist)

2007–2008
Linda Hutchison AGSM
(Vocal Consultant, Singing Teacher)

2006–2007
Janice Chapman OAM AUA FGSMD
(Singing Teacher, Pedagogue)

2005–2006
Stephanie Martin PhD FRCSLT MA BA
(Speech & Language Therapist, Lecturer)

2004–2005
Ruth Epstein PhD MRCSLT
(Consultant Speech & Language Therapist)

2003–2004
John Rubin MD FACS FRCS
(Consultant ENT Surgeon)

2002–2003
Lesley Mathieson FRCSLT
(Speech & Language Therapist, Visiting Lecturer in Voice Pathology, Honorary Research Adviser)

2001–2002
Anne-Marie Speed Hon ARAM MA ADVS CSSD BA PG Dip(DSL)
(Professor, Voice & Singing Teacher, Accent & Dialect Coach)

2000–2001
Rosemarie Morgan-Watson MRCSLT ASC (Voice) Dip. Psych. Couns.
(Specialist Speech & Language Therapist)

 

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