The PAVA Board of Directors held an emergency meeting tonight.

The BOD, along with our symposium planning director Marco Guzman and co-sponsor Comunikrte have decided to cancel the symposium planned for Santiago Chile October 24-26. We have been carefully monitoring the situation for the last 48 hours hoping things would improve and while that may yet happen,  the situation is too unpredictable to risk proceeding with the symposium. The state of emergency is still in place and the US State Department and Canada have both elevated the travel advisory to Level 2.

Our hearts go out to the citizens who have been directly impacted by the violence. Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones during these protests. We want to thank Marco Guzmann and Comunikrte for their significant work on this conference over the last year and a half.  Please know that this was not a decision that was made lightly or frivolously. The safety and well-being of our members and attendees is of utmost importance. 

Information regarding reimbursement of registration fees will be provided very shortly once the logistics have been worked out, but we didn’t want to waste any time in notifying you of this decision. 

If you have questions, please contact

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!

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