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.

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Saturday, 23rd April 2022, 10.00-17.00 GMT

BVA@home event presented online via Zoom

Singing for Health and Wellbeing:
Lessons learnt from practice and research

Whether as performance or therapy, alone or in a choir, singing is known to improve health and wellbeing, bringing about increased engagement, agency and confidence. But do we understand why and how? This interdisciplinary study day brings together leading researchers, therapists and practitioners. From their diverse corners in the arts and sciences, presenters share what has been learnt from innovative projects and specific interventions to improve singing and speech outcomes or to employ voice work to promote physical and mental integration and wellbeing.

Topics include: Breath, Voice, and Covid: a medical perspective; Beatboxing for Muscular Dystrophy and Cystic Fibrosis; Singing for Lung Health (COPD, Asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis); Therapeutic Application of Osteopathy to Singing; Songwriting for Perinatal Mental Health; The Longevity of the Female Voice; Singing for Health Network: a Community Project

Presenters: Georgina Aasgaard, Ann Coxhead, Sophie Dunn, Emily Foulkes, Dr Rachel Goldenberg, Rebecca Moseley-Morgan, Dr Natalie Watson, Dean Yhnell.

All sessions will be recorded and available to paid-up delegates for a limited period after the event.


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

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