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.

2021 PAVA Symposium

Registration for the 2021 Virtually PAVA Symposium is now open! This year's online symposium will take place August 13-15 and feature live panels, live workshops, and live poster presentations. Oral presentations will be pre-recorded and can be watched on your own time, or at one of our upcoming watch parties! Once again, we welcome you all back to PAVA Village . . .our virtual town complete with theaters, restaurants (BYOE—bring your own everything), nature spaces, and more. In addition to cutting edge research, PAVA Village will inspire your imagination, give you places to connect with your colleagues, meet new friends, talk shop and have fun!  

Members, click here for your members only registration code. 

Click here to see the tentative schedule. 

Click here to see the watch party schedule. 

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. 


May 2021 Forum

Did you catch our May Forum "Women's Voices in Midlife and the Menopausal Transition?" Member can catch it here.

November 2020 Forum

Register for our November Forum "Fastmusic 2020: Practical, Financial, and Social Challenges of Low Latency music making in the Covid 19 Era" presented by Ian Howell and moderated by Matthew Schloneger. The forum is 11/18 at 8:00pm EST. 

Donate to PAVA Support

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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