Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (VPPW)

July 14–17, 2022

Registration for the 2022 workshop is now closed. Registration for the 2023 workshop will open later this year.

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.

This program plans to have in-person instruction on the Boston Conservatory at Berklee campus in 2022, but will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments.

2022 topics will include:

  • The Musician’s Mind: The Third Pillar of Voice Science
  • Breathing for Singing: One Way? No Way!
  • Anatomy and Physiology: An Overview
  • Registration and Acoustic Perception
  • Technology in the Voice Studio
  • Necessary Migrations: The Acoustic and Somatosensory Transitions of Range
  • Teaching Musical Theater: Securing Belt, Mix, and Legit
  • Introduction to Contemporary Voice Methods
  • Getting High: Exploring Belt and Falsetto Options in the Male Voice
  • Teaching Mezzos and Sopranos: Building a Foundation
  • Comparative Pedagogy Lessons with Master Teachers
  • Alexander Technique for The Voice Studio
  • Sustainable Authenticity: A Wholistic Approach to Rock/Pop Singing
  • Movement Methods for Singers

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.

Questions? Contact Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Academic Office by email at slandis@berklee.edu.