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 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.

Choice for Voice 2020: Crossing boundaries in voice

Accent Method 2019 course poster4–6 September 2020
Leeds College of Music, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD

The British Voice Association are pleased to announce ‘Choice For Voice 2020’, our first 3-day voice conference in 10 years. The conference will take place at Leeds College of Music, between 4 - 6 of September 2020. The theme of the conference is to be ‘Crossing Boundaries in Voice’, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches to health, performance, and research. The program will consist of workshops, papers, roundtables and poster sessions. Find out more...


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Closing date for submissions: 31st January 2020

Save the dateHealthy Mind, Healthy Voice

16th May 2020
Twilight session: 6–9pm

17th May 2020
All day. Times TBC


  • Petra Borzynski, Masterclass, 16th May
  • Annie Elais
  • Emily Foulkes
  • Jenevora Williams
  • Lucinda Heyman
  • Rebecca Moseley-Morgan
  • Pippa Anderson
  • Rosario Mawby (joint presentaion)

Further details to follow in due course.

'Tension Release' 2020 course posterTension Release

Saturday 22nd February 2020
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

If you would like to be considered in the event of a cancellation, please email the BVA office: administrator@britishvoiceassociation.org.uk or tel: 0300 123 2773 to go onto the Cancellations Waiting List. We try to be flexible wherever possible but on this occasion our venue is at full capacity, so please do not turn up on the day as you will have to be turned away.

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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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