Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (VPPW)

Vocal Pedagogy

July 11-14, 2019

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
  • Classical and Musical Theater Comparative Pedagogies
  • Registration: Keeping It Simple
  • A Foundation of Voice Acoustics
  • What is Belting? How Do I Teach It?
  • The Male Belt
  • Alexander Workshop and Master Class
  • Vocal Health
  • Breathing: An Informed Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Teaching Genre-Fluid Singing: One Voice, Many Sounds!
  • Master Classes in Classical and Musical Theater
  • Voice, Speech, and Body: Introduction to Ideas of Linklater, Lessac, and Fitzmaurice
  • Pop Styles and Repertoire for Musical Theater

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. See the faculty list below.

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.

Participants who complete the full workshop may receive a Boston Conservatory at Berklee Certificate of 18 Professional Development Points (PDP)*.

*PDPs must be requested at registration.

Who Should Apply

Collegiate and private voice instructors and vocal music educators.

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition: $855

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


No scholarships are currently available for this program.

Registration Deadline

July 1, 2019



Conservatory housing is now full, however participants are encouraged to make housing arrangements elsewhere.

Audition Information

No audition is required.


2019 Schedule

Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, July 11

Friday, July 12

Saturday, July 13

Sunday, July 14

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