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.

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Online LectureS: August 2020

The British Voice Association is proud to present four one-hour online lectures given by renowed specialists in their respective fields. 45 minute sessions + 15 minutes Q&A. Presented online via Zoom

Professor Martin Ashley
7:00pm, Wednesday 5th August 2020

The First Choirs Standing

Choral singing resumed fairly quickly in several of the countries that imposed early lock-downs. What risks did their choirs take and how did they manage them?

Paul John McKenna
7:00pm, Thursday 13th August 2020

Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Voice

Supercharge your mental and physiological state with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to develop vocal performance excellence.

Christella Antoni
7:00pm, Tuesday 18th August 2020

Working with Transgender Voice

Aspects of gender identity and enhancing cultural competence for professionals working with the transgender and gender diverse community.

Mark De-Lisser
7:00pm, Monday 24th August 2020

The story sings the song

A focused workshop on how your personal interpretation of a song shapes your singing performance. How true are you to your story? Will the audience believe you?

Find out more and book online now

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The Voice – Top Down

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September, 3pm – 6pm both days.

BVA@home online course presented online via Zoom

The BVA is delighted to present this practical weekend that looks at the neuroscience for working with voice. A top-down, multidisciplinary approach to vocal pedagogy and voice rehabilitation.


  • Dr Boris Kleber (Keynote Saturday 19th)
    Voice Neurophysiology and MRI imaging
  • Nicola Wydenbach
    Sing To Beat Parkinson’s
  • Dr Michel Belyk
    Evolutionary Neuroscience of Voice Motor Control
  • Dr Maryna Kryshtopava
    Muscle Tension Dysphonia: fMRI studies. Brain reboot.
  • Charlotte Davies
    Sound processing
  • Heidi Moss (Keynote Sunday)
    Singing training for the tonally compromised

Find out more...

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Choice for Voice: Crossing boundaries in voice

Leeds College of Music, UK

New dates announced: 3 – 5 September 2021

More information will be available in due course

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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