Dear World Voice Day Pivot Friends
Our joint efforts to establish a global celebration of World Voice Day April 16, 2013 and 2014 were extremely successful. This year there were 461 events listed on the webpage world-voice-day.org, in spite of the fact that the day fell in the middle of Easter week, which is vacation time in many countries.
The dimensions of the WVD celebrations helped many people realize that the voice is a human resource of immense importance to our lives, both as a communication tool and as a musical instrument. Furthermore, the celebration the last two years has created a strong momentum in terms of all contacts that all you pivots have established with a great number of institutions and key persons. This momentum is an asset that should be taken advantage of for next year’s global celebration of World Voice Day, April 16, 2015. The 2013 and 2014 WVD celebration certainly has made it clear to a large portion of the population in a large number of countries that VOICE MATTERS!
The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery has been working for many years on adding a repository of all World Voice Day activities to the Academy website. This society has now decided to refer people to our world-voice-day.org website instead, and thus to support it as the historical and current repository of World Voice Day activities. This will make the global celebration of the World Voice Day even more impressive.
Against this background, the first step is to ask if you, dear pivots, are willing to assume the same pivot role again? Please send your hopefully positive response to Johan (email firstname.lastname@example.org) at your earliest convenience, so that the preparation of next year’s celebration can take off. He is looking forward to hearing from you very soon!
Helen Grech Christian Herbst Markus Hess
President of IALP PhD, University of Olomouc Prof. University of Hamburg-Eppendorf
Nasser Kotby Outi Kähkönen Filipa Lã
Prof. Em. Ain Shams Univ., Kairo President , European Voice Teachers Assoc. PhD, Aveiro University
Clark A. Rosen Robert T Sataloff Ron Scherer
Prof., Director Univ. Pittsburgh Voice Center Prof, Chair The Voice Foundation Prof. Bowling Green State University
Graham Welch Johan Sundberg
Prof. University of London Prof. Em. KTH, Stockholm