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.

Glottal Start: Laryngeal science into practice

Accent Method 2018 course posterSunday 9th September 2018
Baden Powell House Conference Centre, London

A day of lectures, demonstrations and interactive panel discussions that will appeal to all voice professionals including speech and language therapists, laryngologists and singing teachers.

Presenters include:

  • Professor José R Sañudo
  • Professor Stephen McHanwell
  • Dr Justin Weir
  • Professor Janice Chapman, AUA

Plus: Van Lawrence Prize Papers and presentation of the Van Lawrence Prize 2018

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the British Voice Association will precede this Study Day event from 09:30am to 10:15am (members only).


Find out more and book online now

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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