ABSTRACT

This article offers an overview of the history of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). The organization began with five members in the mid-1980s whose interests were in teaching voice and speech primarily for the performing arts, and the society has evolved into a leading force for voice trainers globally across a wide body of fields and interests. The article includes a discussion of the organization’s early history, which is followed by a discussion of VASTA’s growth and brief overviews of major initiatives throughout the length of the organization.