Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (VPPW)

Vocal Pedagogy

July 9–12, 2020

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

Learn more about the courses below.

Courses are taught by Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty, prestigious master teachers and guests, as well as 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 Register

2020 Tuition, Scholarships, and Housing

Faculty and Guest Instructors

Sample Course Descriptions

Registration and Payment Deadlines