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AGM and 'Voice in the Extreme' (archived)

Voice in the Extreme poster

Sunday 10th July 2016
The Assembly Hall, Baden Powell House, 65 – 67 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5JS

Registration 9.30 – 4pm close

Association Annual General meeting at 09:30 followed by 'Voice in the Extreme' Study Day .

A multidisciplinary study day suitable for all those working with voice who are interested in groundbreaking, difficult and extreme issues related to voice. The speakers addressed issues including innovation in neuro-laryngology, laryngeal re-innervation surgery, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and the extremes to which the human voice can be developed including world records for range, volume and other wonders of agility, tone and voice production.

  • BVA Members: £110
  • Non-members: £140
  • Students: £75

The course fee included lunch and refreshments


Provisional programme

Registration and coffee (for BVA members attending the AGM first)

British Voice Association Annual General Meeting

Registration and coffee (for those attending the study day only)

Welcome and Housekeeping

'Vocal cord paralysis: state of the art management with special interest for reinnervation' – Jean-Paul Marie

Coffee break

'My unique voice' – Francesca Cooper
A voice problem can affect the very core of someone’s identity. Think of a significant experience you have had, whether positive or negative... Did you recall the memory of it with a picture, sound or feeling associated with it? Such an ‘internal re-presentation’ is unique for you. Exploring how a client internally re-presents their voice, both in its current state and its desired state, can provide insights as to their unique way of experiencing their voice, which can inform our intervention. This session will introduce neuro linguistic programming (NLP) techniques used with singers and clients with psychogenic and muscle tension dysphonia, to help them achieve the outcomes they want. Video footage of a case history and therapy will demonstrate how NLP skills can be a very useful addition to the voice professional’s ‘toolbox’.


'Vocal Extremes' – Kim Chandler
This interactive presentation will outline the extremes of the human voice as regards highest and lowest notes in both the male and female ranges, the widest vocal range, the longest note held, the highest decibel output recorded etc and other curious vocal extremes such as glass-shattering with the acoustic voice alone. Audio examples and video footage will be provided. Volunteers will also be asked to participate in extreme tasks on the day. It will be a celebration of the amazing things the voice is capable of.

Roundtable with speakers



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