the british voice association


Louise GibbsIt is both an honour and a privilege to be the President of the BVA. As ever, our mission remains to bring together all disciplines working in the field of voice, to disseminate knowledge and best practice and to help foster interdisciplinary relationships and research.

Louise Gibbs
Singer, Composer, Singing and Improvisation Teacher
President, British Voice Association

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.

The Contemporary Commercial Singer2021 – poster

The Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Singer

An online event focusing on vocal technique, performance and pedagogy for CCM vocal artists


27th and 28th November 2021
15.00-18.00 GMT


Online (BVA@home)


Singers, singing teachers and voice health professionals with an interest in the CCM performer’s voice and work cannot miss this online BVA study weekend! Renowned international CCM vocal practitioners will share their knowledge and practical advice, exploring a variety of stylistic techniques in rock, pop, soul and R&B. As well as an enhanced understanding of the challenges that gigging singers face in their performing careers, you will gain a variety of CCM-specific teaching approaches and strategies to enhance healthy vocal performance. All sessions will be recorded and available to paid-up delegates for one month beyond the event.

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 of the delegate fee only will be offered (but no other costs that may have been incurred).

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