The European Voice Teachers Association e.V. is an umbrella organization serving teachers of singing across Europe. Founded in 1989 by a group of 20 visionary teachers, EVTA today represents approximately 4.300 individual members in 21 countries who teach singing in all current and traditional styles at all levels of singing including children and amateurs, students and high-level professionals.Reflecting the diversity of European culture, the member organizations have individual profiles and vary vastly in size, scope and resources. Membership in a national association automatically grants individuals the privilege of taking part in EVTA activities.The association was reorganised as a registered nonprofit organization in Germany in 2004. The EVTA Council, consisting of representatives of each of the member associations, is the governing body and meets annually. The Executive Committee is responsible for project conception and the administration of the association.