2020 Virtual IVTOM International Voice Conference

This year, the 2020 IVTOM conference is a virtual event taking place over three days, Friday November 13 through Sunday November 15.

The IVTOM conference is a way for practicing voice teachers and serious vocalists to “level up” their understanding of the voice through scientific, physiological, psychological, and musical lenses.


Fri, Nov 13, 19:00 – 02:00 GMT (12:00 – 7:00 pm MST)
Sat, Nov 14, 16:00 – 23:00 GMT (9:00 am – 4:00 pm MST)
Sun, Nov15, 15:00 – 2:00 GMT (8:00 am – 3:00 pm MST)

Daily schedule will be announced soon.

Presenters and Presentations

The list of international presenters is phenomenal!

Mark Baxter, Vocal coach, author of The Rock N Roll Singer’s Survival Manual, Split-Second Singing, IVTOM: A “Mix” of Neurology, Vocalogy and Psychology! and Pop Quiz – What’s Love Got to do With it?


Dr. Orietta Calcinoni, Otolaryngology and Phoniatrics: Multisystemic approach to singing voice



Kim Chandler, contemporary vocal coach & pedagogue: Beyond the Major Scale



Melissa Cross, The Queen of Scream: Mal canto: The Four Different Ways to Scream



Dr. Enrico Di Lorenzo, Phonetician, Audiologist, lead singer of Hideous Divinity, extreme singing teacher: Extreme singing, from practice to science…and back



Matthew Edwards, Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Musical Theatre Voice at Shenandoah Conservatory: How To Teach Any Style and Teaching Demonstration: Transitioning from MT to Pop/Rock


Sam Johnson, Voice Teacher and maker of YouTube videos: Strategies for teaching voice online



Dean Kaelin, Voice Teacher, Composer, Musician, IVTOM Founder and Education Director: Practical Applications of Voice Science – hearing and recognizing formants and using vowel frequencies to develop singers


Paulina Kujawska, Singer, voice teacher and speech-language therapist: Open Your Mouth and See What You Hear There



H. Steven Sims, MD, FACS. Francis L. Lederer Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, baritone singer and musician: Singers and Recovering From Major Illness



Jon Skidmore, Psy.D., Licensed clinical psychologist, performance coach, educator,
researcher, author and singer: Taking care of yourself and your mental health while serving stressed out students in stressful times


Dr. Ingo Titze, Voice Scientist; Executive Director, National Center for Voice and Speech: Obtaining a Voice Range Profile with Q&A

How It Works

The conference will be run on Zoom to allow for real-time feedback and questions.  One week before the event, you’ll receive a conference link via email, along with directions for audio settings to make your experience the best possible. You’ll need a headset or earbuds so that, should you be asked to unmute, background noise won’t disturb the event. In the meantime, please install the most recent version of Zoom so that you’ll have up-to-date features including the ability to select which breakout room you want to enter during breaks.

Networking and Social Connection

One of the things we love the most about our in-person conferences is the chance to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones.  To help foster connection at this conference, we will have an optional online “cocktail hour” the first evening. And between seminars, we will offer several different Zoom breakout rooms to hang out and connect with different attendees on each break.

What if I can’t attend the entire conference?

That’s fine!  We have scheduled each day of the conference to run at a different time to accommodate as many of our international attendees as possible, but even so, some presentations may occur while you are sleeping, teaching, or walking your dog.  But you won’t need to miss a minute!  You’ll have same-day access to a video recording of each presentation and can download the file and keep it forever.

Previous Conference Recordings

If you couldn’t attend the 2018 or 2019 Conferences, we’re making those videos available for only 100 for each conference! Yes, you read that correctly — 100 of your country’s currency. Click here to purchase 2018 or 2019 conference videos.  You’ll receive a download link a day or two after purchase.

Registration and Payment

Member Pricing:  The fee for the ENTIRE conference is only 200 units of your country’s currency per person (or 200USD, whichever is less). That’s $200 US, 200 Zloty, 200 Real, etc.

Non-Member Pricing:  For non-members, the price is 250 units of your country’s currency (or 250USD, whichever is less).  This fee includes a one-year IVTOM Subscriber Membership worth $125.

How to determine your fee

If you live in the US, your fee is 200/250USD.

If you live outside the US and 1 unit of your country’s currency is MORE than 1USD (such as the British pound and Euro), your fee is 200/250USD.

If you live outside the US and 1 unit of your country’s currency is LESS than 1USD (such as the Brazilian Real or Mexican Peso), your fee is 200/250 of your country’s currency, converted to USD.  To convert your country’s currency to USD:

  • Go to a currency converter like this one.
  • Select your currency in the “Currency I Have” column.
  • Enter 200/250 in the “Currency I Have” column.
  • Select USD in the “Currency I Want” column.
  • The USD amount listed in the “Currency I Want” column is your fee.  Pay that amount.
  • Select below whether you are an IVTOM member or non-member, your name, and your email.
  • Click Buy Now. You will be redirected to a PayPal page. On that page, enter the price you are paying.

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