Who we are

We are a membership driven 501(c)(6) non-profit association made up of voice professionals from all voice related vocations including SLPs, ENTs, Professional Singers, Voice Teachers, Voice for the Actor Coaches, music directors, stage directors, and others who work with human and animal vocalization.

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Our members come from diverse backgrounds, including singing teachers, acting voice coaches, SLPs, laryngologists, and specialists in the world of animal vocalization. Learn more about our mission, events, and members and consider joining us today.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Pan American Vocology Association is to advance the scientific and interdisciplinary study of vocalization across species. PAVA fosters vocology in all countries of the Western Hemisphere through research, training, and dissemination of knowledge. PAVA promotes the creation and development of professional standards and credentials in voice habilitation and supports the currently established credentials in voice rehabilitation. 

Recent Events


March 2019: Forum
Didn't have the chance to catch it live? Watch Kari Ragan discuss "The Efficacy of Vocal Cool-down Exercises" (Journal of Singing, 2018).
October 2018: PAVA-RV Webinar

In October's webinar, we shared the progress PAVA has made on developing a process to become a "PAVA-Recognized Vocologist." We invite you to watch a recording of the webinar presented in October 2018.


October 2019: Symposium in Santiago, Chile

The 2019 PAVA Symposium will take place October 24-26, 2019.

Check out this stunning drone footage of Universidad de los Andes, site of PAVA's Symposium! Bienvenidos!


PAVA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization136 S. Main St., Ste. 320, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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