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 British Voice 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.


Event posterFreeing the Dancer’s Voice

Sunday 18 March, 2018
Arts Educational School, Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Road, Chiswick, London W4 1LY

A multidisciplinary day for dancers who sing and anyone who supports them. This event looks at the range of difficulties dancers can be faced with and how best to approach working together to support them.


  • Leanne Cope
    (Lise in An American in Paris, New York and London), First Artist with The Royal Ballet)
  • Ed Blake
    Specialist Physiotherapist
  • Laurann J Brown
    Voice and Speech Tutor
  • Mark Meylan
    Singing Teacher
  • Ron Morris
    Voice Specialist, Speech and Language Therapist
  • Christine Mottram
    Voice and Speech Tutor
  • Tommi Sliiden
    Osteopath, Researcher

Find out more and book now (online booking available)

Voice Clinics Forum 2018

Friday 23rd March, 2018
The Library Suite, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bracken Place, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 3RB

Topics include:

Neurological voice disorders: diagnosis, surgical management and voice therapy

Public understanding of the voice: innovative ways of delivering your message

Elite performer in crisis:

– The surgeon’s perspective
– The role of the speech therapist
– The role of the singing teacher

Functional voice disorders:
– Management by a speech therapist
– Botox vs Videofeedback
– Functional voice problems in the singer

Expert Panel
– Functional voice disorders: case studies

Find out more and book now (online booking available)

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

British Voice Association AGM – including presentation of the Van Lawrence Prize 2018

Sunday 9th September 2018
Baden Powell House Conference Centre, London

More details of the AGM will be available here in due course.

Van Lawrence Prize 2018 – Call for Papers: Submission deadline 25 May

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More information about Association Awards and Prizes is available in the 'About us' section



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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