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 2020 PAVA Symposium, originally scheduled to take place in Minnesota, will now be held entirely online. Please visit our events page for details.

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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 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.

October 2019 Forum

Did you miss the forum with PAVA President Aaron Johnson? Watch the archived video as Johnson discusses how to read, understand, and even enjoy research articles. 

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

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