ABLE Fest Music Festival for Students with Disabilities

The Berklee Institute for Accessible Arts Education offers a music festival for selected students with disabilities, ages 12 and up. Students must be currently enrolled in private music lessons at the BIAAE, and playing at an advanced beginner level or higher. Students are recommended for participation in ABLE Fest by their private teachers.
ABLE Fest includes four workshops and a culminating music festival performance.
The workshops take place in the fall semester and are on the following topics:
  • Performance anxiety and managing stage fright/stress;
  • Effective practice strategies;
  • Performance workshop, where students receive critical feedback on their performance pieces in progress; and 
  • Dress rehearsal/run through for festival performance.
The final ABLE Fest performance takes place in December.