Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (VPPW)

Vocal pedagogy

July 13–16, 2017


The Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (VPPW) is designed to provide collegiate and private voice instructors and vocal music educators with unique learning opportunities in both musical theater and classical voice pedagogy.

Topics will include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Singing Mechanism
  • Developmental Repertoire for the Studio
  • Classical and Musical Theater Comparative Pedagogies
  • What is Belting? How Do I Teach It?
  • Systematic Voice Teaching
  • The Male Belt
  • Alexander Workshop and Master Class
  • Vocal Health
  • Breathing: An Informed Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Teaching Cross-Over Singing in the Voice Studio
  • Registration: Keeping It Simple
  • Master Classes in Classical and Musical Theater
  • The Efficient Physical and Vocal Warm Up

Courses are taught by Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty, prestigious master teachers and guests, and doctors and staff from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Voice Center.

Participants who complete the workshop will receive a Boston Conservatory at Berklee Certificate of Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop. 

In addition to earning 18 Professional Development Points (PDPs)*, participants will leave with an enriched and functional understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the singing mechanism, knowledge of current developments in voice pedagogy and speech science, and a systematic practical approach to both classical and musical theater technique.

*PDPs must be requested at registration.

Who Should Apply

Collegiate and private voice instructors and vocal music educators.

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Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition: $825* ($225 per individual day)

  • Housing (optional): $275—meals not provided

*Reduced tuition is available to Boston Conservatory at Berklee students, faculty, and alumni.


No scholarships are currently available for this program.

Registration Deadline

Register by June 1, 2017.

Audition Information

No audition is required.


2017 Schedule

Please note this Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, July 13

Friday, July 14

Saturday, July 15

Sunday, July 16

Sample Courses

Below is a listing of courses and course descriptions that are typically offered during the Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop. Please note that courses are subject to change.

Anatomy, Physiology, and Voice Science Courses

Special Topics in Voice

Repertoire Courses

Comparative Teaching Courses

Master Classes