Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (VPPW)

Note: this program will be offered entirely remotely for summer 2021.

July 8–11, 2021

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:

  • 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
  • Necessary Migrations: The Acoustic and Somatosensory Transitions of Range
  • Teaching Musical Theater: Securing Belt, Mix, and Legit
  • Exploring Vocal Legacies in African American Folk Based Music Styles
  • Natural Pathways: Conditioning the classical voice for soul expression
  • Voice Pedagogy for Trans/Non-Binary Students
  • Getting High: Exploring Belt and Falsetto Options in the Male Voice
  • Teaching Mezzos and Sopranos: Building a Foundation
  • Comparative Pedagogy Lessons with Master Teachers
  • Pop/Rock & Drop It: A Vowel Driven Approach to CCM Pedagogy

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.