Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop (VPPW)

Out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, this workshop will be offered remotely for summer 2020 and will accept registrations through July 1, 2020. Please see below for updated program information, including reduced pricing.

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.

This summer, the workshop will be offered remotely so that participants can join from the comfort of their homes with more options, registering either for the complete workshop experience or taking courses à la carte. The 2020 courses 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
  • Cross-Training in the Musical Theater Voice Studio
  • Getting High: Exploring Belt and Falsetto Options in the Male Voice
  • Teaching Tenors, Baritones, and Basses: Building a Foundation
  • Teaching Mezzos and Sopranos: Building a Foundation
  • LIVE: Living and Singing in Our Bodies: Alexander Technique in the Voice Studio and Online Teaching

All courses will be delivered and available for viewing by July 6. During the regularly scheduled days, participants will engage in live Q&A sessions with the course instructors—Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty, renowned master teachers and guests, and singing voice specialists from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Voice Center. See the faculty list below.

Participants will gain 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.

Those who complete the full workshop (all classes and Q&A sessions) will receive a Certificate of Distinction in Vocal Pedagogy from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Participants who complete the full workshop may receive a Boston Conservatory at Berklee Certificate of 18 Professional Development Points (PDP) if PDPs are requested upon registration.


Who Should Register

Program Pricing

Faculty and Guest Instructors

2020 Workshop Schedule


Registration and Payment Deadlines

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