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.


The Virtually PAVA 2020 Symposium was a huge success! Thank you to all our presenters and attendees.

If you weren't able to join us in real time, you can still take advantage of all the recorded talks and workshops by registering on the events page. Content will be available for viewing through World Voice Day, April 16, 2021.

Congratulations to Theodora Nestorova

Winner of the "Best Student Presentation Award"

at the Virtually PAVA Symposium

Ms. Nestorova presented her research, "Does Vibrato Define Genre or Vice Versa?: A Novel Approach to Stylistic Vibrato Derivative Analysis." Read more about our winner below.


Beth Falcone, Virtually PAVA Symposium Chair

In recognition of exemplary leadership, vision, planning, and tireless efforts to successfully execute the first Virtually PAVA Symposium, the Pan American Vocology Association Board of Directors formally acknowledges and extends its profound appreciation to Beth Falcone for her outstanding service and presents this inaugural PAVA Brava Award!

Become a member

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

August 2020 Forum

Did you miss the forum titled Voice Training and Therapy Using Tubes with Anne-Maria Laukkenen? Watch the archived video to learn more!

March 2020 Forum

If you didn't catch it live, watch Eric Hunter discuss occupational voice use (using the voice as a primary occupational tool) and underlying risk factors.

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Consider making a donation to help support membership for a PAVA member who may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the button below to get started. 


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

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