Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (VPPW)

Vocal pedagogy

Summer 2017 Registration Available Soon

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

  • Mentored Applied Teaching

  • Alexander Workshop

  • Vocal Health

  • Breathing: An Informed Choose Your Own Adventure

  • Masterclasses

Courses are taught by Boston Conservatory faculty and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Voice Center doctors and staff.

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.

Who Should Apply

Collegiate and private voice instructors and vocal music educators.

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition: $825*

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

*reduced tuition is available to Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee students and faculty.


No scholarships are currently available for this program.

Registration Deadline

Register by June 1, 2017

Audition Information

No audition is required.


  • Kevin Wilson, Director

  • Marilyn Bulli

  • William Cotten

  • Rebecca Folsom

  • Sara Goldstein

  • Thomas Gregg

  • Michael Hanley

  • Mary Saunders

  • Tara Stadelman-Cohen

  • Patty Thom


2016 VPPW Schedule of Events

2016 VPPW Course Descriptions