History of Past VASTA Conferences

 

  • 1987 New York, NY— Inaugural Conference led by Cicely Berry, Dorothy Mennen & Bonnie Raphael
  • 1988 New York, NY— Bob Parks: Awareness Enhancement – Making the Voco/Physical Connections
  • 1989 New York, NY— Sound Connections: Body & Voice
  • 1990 Evanston, IL— Vocal Perspectives: Phonation/Text/Physicalization
  • 1991 Seattle, WA— Lessac Training: Vocal & Body NRG States with Arthur Lessac and Sue Ann Park
  • 1992 Atlanta, GA— Linklater Training: Kristin Linklater, Susan Dibble and Louis Colaianni
  • 1993 Philadelphia, PA— Vocal Extensions
  • 1994 Evanston, IL— Master Teachers: Michael Johnson-Chase, Ivan Midderigh, Kittie Verdolini & Ralph Zito
  • 1995 Berkeley, CA— Master Teachers: Patsy Rodenburg, Jeannette Nelson & Kelly McEvenue
  • 1996 New York, NY— 10th Anniversary Conference:  Celebrating VASTA’s Origination Date of 1986
  • 1997 Chicago, IL— Joint conference with ATME
  • 1998 San Antonio, TX— Voice & Healing
  • 1999 Toronto, Canada— Bridges Across Disciplines
  • 2000 Washington, DC— Celebrating Difference: The Performing Voice from Around the World
  • 2001 Chicago, IL— The Lost Secrets of Speaking Shakespeare
  • 2002 San Diego, CA— Breathe
  • 2003 New York, NY— Voice & Ritual: Beyond the Spoken Word
  • 2004 Philadelphia, PA— Diversity
  • 2005 Glasgow, Scotland— Breaking Boundaries: Crossing the Cultural Divide; Cicely Berry - Keynote
  • 2006 Chicago, IL— Babble: Encountering Sound and Speech
  • 2007 Denver, CO— Practical Voice Science: Watch, Learn, Play
  • 2008 Ashland, OR— Your Most Sweet Voices: Coaching Shakespeare
  • 2009 New York, NY— Vocal Methodologies from the Source: Lessac, Linklater, Fitzmaurice & Rodenburg
  • 2010 Mexico City, Mexico— CEUVOZ/VASTA:  Muchas Lenguas, Una Voz - Many Languages, One Voice
  • 2011 Chicago, IL— Vocal Play: Improv, Comedy, Song & Character
  • 2012 Washington, DC— 25th Conference Anniversary:  A Voice for Good
  • 2013 Minneapolis, MN— Voices of Wisdom, Spanning Generations
  • 2014 London, England— Royal Central School of Speech and Drama: Voicing the Future. Reinventing Tradition.
  • 2015 Montreal, Canada— Cirque des Voix/Circus of Voices
  • 2016 Chicago, IL— Dynamic Dialogues and Connections 
  • 2017 Singapore— The Art of Storytelling
  • 2018 Seattle, WA