the british voice association


Craig LeesIt 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.

Craig Anthony Lees
Vocal Coach, Arranger, Choral Leader

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.

BVA@home (branding)
Voice Clinics Forum 2021 – poster

Secrets of the Spoken Voice

Friday 16th April 2021: 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Saturday 17th April 2021: 2pm - 6.30pm

BVA@home event presented online via Zoom

The BVA is proud to support actors, public speakers and voice-over artists with our next big online event: a series of short workshops on 16th and 17th April 2021. This is an entirely practical event - not a PowerPoint in sight!

Friday 16th April 2021: WORLD VOICE DAY, 7.30pm - 8.30pm

  • Barbara Houseman: The Communicative Heart of Voicework – FREE EVENT

Saturday 17th April 2021: 2pm - 6.30pm

  • Matt Dudley: Moving and Being Moved: Finding Freedom and Ease with Fitzmaurice Voicework®
  • Yvonne Morley- Chisholm: Holding the Mirror Up to Nature
    Vocal skills for speaking on Elizabethan stages, the intimate vocal booth and encompassing all those who rely on their spoken voice.
  • Joanna Weir Ouston: Linklater Voice Work
    Linklater’s philosophy and use of imagery to help free the voice and deepen the speaker’s/actor’s connection to text.

Find out more and book now...

Choice for Voice 2021 new dates announced poster

Choice for Voice: Crossing boundaries in voice

Virtual 3 day conference: 3-5th September 2021

More information available in due course

Programme to feature The Van Lawrence Prize
Call for Papers OUT NOW - Click here for more information

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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