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2025 ICVT Toronto Call for Presenters

11th International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT)

Toronto, Canada

July 31 - August 3, 2025

The International Congress of Voice Teachers invites scholars, practitioners, and artists to contribute to our vibrant community by submitting Abstracts for Talks, Workshops, Lecture Recitals, and Poster Presentations. This prestigious conference serves as a platform to explore the latest advancements, share insights, and engage in meaningful discussions within the field of voice education, scholarship and research, and artistry.

Applicants may choose between different Presentation Types:

  • Talks
  • Workshops
  • Lecture Recitals
  • Poster Sessions

All submissions will be evaluated by the ICVT Program Committee. A primary criteria for acceptance will be the relevance to the voice profession based on scientific and/or artistic quality as well as the diversity of the topic. The Committee may invite the Abstract Submission participant to consider a different presentation type when deemed appropriate. Whether a theoretical exploration of voice pedagogy (i.e. physiology, acoustics, singing through a life span, a broad spectrum of contemporary music, kinesthetic training, science-informed functional training, vocal exercises for warm-up and cool-down), insights into historical performance practices, psychology of singing, voice science & technology, mind & body awareness, or new directions such as artificial intelligence, we welcome diverse perspectives that contribute to the breadth of voice knowledge. 

Cultural diversity will be a priority for the conference as we focus on ALL Voices Uplifted.


Oral presentation should propose thought-provoking talks that explore diverse aspects of voice as outlined above. Talks will be 15-45 minutes in length plus 5 minutes for Question and Response (Q&R). They will be grouped into sessions according to content. Please indicate the length you feel needed for your presentation. The Committee will take this into consideration, but the desired length is not guaranteed.


We encourage presenters to submit practical workshops that focus on application. This is not a lecture format so should therefore focus on real-time demonstration with attendees, or pre-arranged singers. The Abstract should identify learning outcomes (takeaways for the participants). Workshops will last 15-45 minutes with 5-minutes for question and response (Q&R). Please indicate the length you feel you need for your presentation. The Committee will take this into consideration, but the desired length is not guaranteed.


If you have a unique performance approach coupled with insightful commentary, consider submitting a proposal for a lecture recital. Share your artistic journey, intertwining musical expression with academic reflection. We seek presentations that captivate both the auditory and intellectual senses. Lecture Recitals will be 25 OR 45 minutes.


Posters may be on display during the whole conference depending on the number selected. In addition, there will be dedicated times where discussions can take place between authors and conference participants. The submitted poster Abstract (max 350 words), as well as the actual poster, should contain the investigation’s objective, method, results and conclusion.


Presenters wishing to be considered must complete and submit the online application form. A complete submission will include:


Name(s) and affiliation(s) of presenter(s)

150 word bio(s) of presenter(s)

Head shot(s) of Presenter(s) 

350 word abstract

Technical and A/V needs

*Optional PDF document of a narrative describing the session in detail (2-page maximum).


Important Dates and Reminders

Presenter submission deadline: June 1, 2024

Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2024

*All presenters must register for the conference. 

All presentations will be in English.

Your application can be started and completed at a later date, if necessary, but the application will not be considered complete until all requested information has been provided. To access an incomplete application, simply log in using your NATS account and visit Member Home. If you are not a NATS member, you will need to create a guest account.  Instructions can be found here: How to Create a Guest Account

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