July 6–9, 2023
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.
Registration for the 2023 program is now open.
Who Should Register
Collegiate and private voice instructors and vocal music educators. No audition is required.
2023 Program Pricing
|Tuition—Boston Conservatory Students, Faculty, and Alumni||$750|
No scholarships are currently available for this program.
2023 Workshop Courses
Anatomy and Physiology for Singing
Embracing Complexity: Registration Concepts
Breathing for Singing: One Way, No Way?!
Theory and Practice: Singing Voice Acoustics in the Studio
Body and Mind Courses
Alexander Technique for the Teaching Studio: Principles and Practice
Body Mapping in The Voice Studio
Leaning into Discomfort: How to cope when you’re on your last nerve
Coming to Terms: Defining Conflicts in the Voice Pedagogy Vocabulary
Teaching Adolescent Voices: Navigating the Changing Voice
Teaching Musical Theater: Discovery and Foundation Building
Teaching Musical Theater: Aesthetic Recipes for Styles
Sustainable Authenticity: A Holistic Approach to Pop/Rock
The Choral Director as the Voice Teacher: Vital Implications to the Rehearsal
Master Class Teachers
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.
2023 Faculty and Guest Instructors
- Kevin Wilson, director
- Kayla Gautereaux, voice faculty member
- Dr. Emily Siar, voice faculty member
- Dr. Joshua Glasner*
- Tara Stadelman-Cohen, vocal pedagogy faculty member
- Amanda Flynn*
- Tony Gonzalez*
- Dr. Jessye DeSilva, voice faculty member
- Patty Thom, voice faculty member
- Carol Krusemark*
- Sara Goldstein, voice faculty member
- Mike Ruckles*
- Vanessa Mulvey*
2023 Workshop Schedule
Please note, schedule is subject to change.
Thursday, July 6
|9:00 a.m.||Workshop Registration|
|10:00 a.m.||Welcome and Introductions|
|11:00 a.m.||Anatomy and Physiology for Singing|
|2:00 p.m.||Embracing Complexity: Registration Concepts|
|3:30 p.m.||Coming to Terms: Defining Conflicts in the Voice Pedagogy Vocabulary|
|5:00 p.m.||Social Hour–Wine and Cheese|
Friday, July 7
|8:30 a.m.||Donuts and Coffee Social|
|9:00 a.m.||Breathing for Singing: One Way, No Way?!|
|11:00 a.m.||Theory and Practice: Singing Voice Acoustics in the Studio|
|2:00 p.m.||Body Mapping in The Voice Studio|
|4:00 p.m.||Teaching Adolescent Voices: Navigating the Changing Voice|
|7:30 p.m.||Alexander Technique for the Teaching Studio: Principles and Practice|
Saturday, July 8
|8:30 a.m.||Donuts and Coffee|
|9:00 a.m.||Teaching Musical Theater: Discovery and Foundation Building|
|10:00 a.m.||Teaching Musical Theater: Aesthetic Recipes for Styles|
|11:00 a.m.||Master Class with Kevin Wilson|
|2:00 p.m.||Cultivating Young Voices Ages 16–21|
|3:00 p.m.||Young Voices Master Class|
|4:15 p.m.||Leaning into Discomfort: How to cope when you’re on your last nerve|
Sunday, July 9
|9:00 a.m.||Master Class with Mike Ruckles|
|11:00 a.m.||Sustainable Authenticity: A Holistic Approach to Pop/Rock|
|12:30 p.m.||Snack Break|
|1:00 p.m.||The Choral Director as the Voice Teacher: Vital Implications to the Rehearsal|
|3:00 p.m.||Salutations and Evaluations|
Questions? Contact Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Academic Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.