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Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop

  • Boston Conservatory at Berklee 8 Fenway Boston, MA (map)

From the website:

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
  • Developmental Repertoire for the Studio
  • Classical and Musical Theater Comparative Pedagogies
  • What is Belting? How Do I Teach It?
  • Systematic Voice Teaching
  • The Male Belt
  • Alexander Workshop and Master Class
  • Vocal Health
  • Breathing: An Informed Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Teaching Cross-Over Singing in the Voice Studio
  • Registration: Keeping It Simple
  • Master Classes in Classical and Musical Theater
  • The Efficient Physical and Vocal Warm Up

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.


  • Kevin Wilson, program director
  • Tara Stadelman-Cohen SLP-SVS, Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center
  • Mary Saunders-Barton, guest instructor, Pennsylvania State University, Director of Bel Canto/Can Belto
  • Sheri Sanders, author Rock the Audition
  • Penelope Bitzas, guest instructor, Boston University
  • Bradley Williams, guest instructor, New England Conservatory
  • Ian Howell, guest instructor, New England Conservatory
  • William Cotten
  • Sara Goldstein
  • Michael Hanley
  • Patty Thom