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.

The Accent Method: a three day course

Accent Method 2018 course posterThursday 12th and Friday 13th July 2018 plus Monday 21st January 2019
The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, Birmingham B4 6AF

Course tutors

  • Sara Harris (Speech & Language Therapist)
  • Dinah Harris (Singing Teacher)

The Accent Method is a holistic therapy regime designed to co-ordinate respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance to produce clear and well modulated speech. It originated with Danish Phonetician, Svend Smith, and is widely used in Scandinavia and on the Continent. It is an effective rehabilitation technique for voice disorders and stammering, and has also been used as a valuable method of vocal training for healthy voices. Recent research shows that it is also effective for developing the dynamic range in performers. It is one of the few techniques that has been well researched and has a good evidence base.

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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

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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