An international organization whose mission is to advance the art, research, and visibility of the voice and speech profession.

August 4-8, 2017

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Singapore Welcome

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Call for Proposals now ACTIVE!

Singapore Conference 2017

August 4-8

The deadline for proposals has been extedned to February 15, 2017! Get your proposals in!

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Clyde Vinson Scholarship Recipient 2016

The VASTA Awards and Grants Committee is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Clyde Vinson Memorial Scholarship is Ann Louise Wolf.  Her mentor, Mary Irwin, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, nominated Ann Louise.   Ann Louise holds a BFA in stage management from UNC School of the Arts and is a 2016 candidate for the MFA from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Voice Studies.  She currently holds a junior faculty appointment at UNC School of the Arts, where she is teaching and coaching voice and dialects.  Although not a deciding factor in the review of her application, it is noteworthy that Mary Irwin studied with Clyde Vinson and was a past recipient of this scholarship in her early career. In her nomination letter, Mary commended Ann Louise’s work in dialect coaching for her “great sensitivity, artistry and precision-all qualities essential for success in this field.”


The Committee congratulates Ann Louise Wolf and Mary Irwin.   In addition, the committee found all of the applications indicated that VASTA has remarkable early career members with potential for great accomplishments.  

-Barry M. Kur
Awards and Grants Committee Chair



Member Initiatives

Statement of Teaching Philosophy Support Group

One of the great things our members do is try to support one another for self-improvement.  VASTA Member, Diane Robinson, saw a need to help people in developing their teaching philosophy statements. For anyone in Academia, this can be a serious undertaking because it is often a part of Tenure & Promotion Materials, so she asked members of our listserv, VASTAvox, if they would like to work with one another in helping one another develop a teaching philosophy.  This has grown into the Statement of Teaching Philosophy Support Group.

If you are interested in being a part of these discussions, please contact the Tech Director. You will be added,  begin receiving email messages, and have access to VASTA's Google Apps Group. 


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