CVAP produces 57 new Certified Voice Artists from Batch 11

By Cha Lagrisola-Erni

Certified Voice Artist Program (CVAP) inducted 57 participants as Certified Voice Artists (CVA) in the 11th CVAP InVoicetiture on February 12, 2022, via Zoom cloud meeting and Facebook live stream.

The Certified Voice Artist Program is managed by CreatiVoices Productions, and is patterned after Pocholo “VoiceMaster” De Leon Gonzales’ multi-awarded book, “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent”. With the tagline “Let Your Voices Be Heard”, CVAP aims “to provide development opportunities for Certified Voice Artists to promote voice acting as an art, use their voice to create positive social change, and mentor the next generation of voice artists.”

Batch 11 Photos
Image Designed by: Kristian Mamaril 

Registration to CVAP Batch 11 was opened in December 2021 to all aspiring voice artists. Most participants were awarded full scholarships by winning CVAP-hosted TikTok voice-over challenges and through the sponsorship of CVAs.

CVAP Batch 11 had four whole Saturdays of training which started on January 8, 2022, and ended on January 29, 2022. With the workshop being done online, participants such as students, professionals, senior citizens, and even Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)  from all over the country were able to take part in this initiative. Some participants are also based in countries outside the Philippines, such as Amsterdam.

The workshop featured successful voice artists as mentors like Lyn “VoiceCaster” Gonzalez, Pau “AiVoice” Castillo, Joshua “The Voice Scout” Simeon, Janeane “The Golden Voice” Santos, and Harlem Jude “Papa Lem” Ferolino. An overview of and a closer look into the world of voice artistry are presented, as well as opportunities for developing practical and technical skills to be able to make it in the industry.

Expressing their timely send-off messages to the CVAP graduates, the InVoicetiture was guested by Lyn Gonzalez (MetaVoices Talent & Casting Agency), Nikie Esmero (CVAP Executive Director), and Pocholo De Leon Gonzales, (head of CreatiVoices Productions and founder of CVAP), and they talked about the realities of venturing out after graduating from the program. 

Ms. Lyn Gonzalez gave advice about waiting to get projects, facing rejection, resiliency and just enjoying the experience: “Handa ka na ba tumanggap ng rejections? … Kasi pag… binilang mo—“nakakasingkwenta na akong submit, bakit wala pa rin akong project? I might quit…” Just enjoy. … ‘Wag po kayo mag-quit. Practice lang nang practice.… Wala pong nagsimulang magaling.” Ms. Nikie Esmero reminded the inductees about staying humble amidst successes:  “…Make your vision and purpose in life greater than yourself. … You are not just an ordinary voice talent—you are a voice artist. Hindi tayo mukhang pera, you do this for the artistry”. And as the closing speaker, Mr. Pocholo Gonzales inspired and empowered the soon-to-be CVAs to stay true to CVAP’s principle—advocating the artistry of voice acting, and using it as a means to help and inspire others: “Because (this) program is… all about the future. It’s all about the principle that we share… which is we create a culture of sharing, giving, loving, and caring amidst negativity outside…. Nakita nyo na kung gaano makapangyarihan ang boses natin. Kaya dito sa programa natin, we don’t actually just promote voice acting as an art form. We also promote our voice to create positive social change. That makes us different from any voice talent out there.” 

As CVAs, voice artists welcome a lot of possibilities such as: a chance to land prestigious projects via MetaVoices Talent & Casting Agency (i.e. voice over projects, dubbing, vlogging and social media influencing, online and live events hosting, training and speaking engagements, etc.); and continuous professional development and skills enhancement among others.

        Click here for the Graduates' Voice Names.

The next CVAP workshop will start on March 5, 2022. For inquiries, visit


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