For you, music is not a hobby; it is going to be your career.
Many successful vocalists began their careers at Berklee—Tracy Bonham, Stacy Campbell, Paula Cole, Lynn Fidmont, Juliana Hatfield, Lalah Hathaway, Lauren Kinhan, Tim Owens, and Tierney Sutton. They came to Berklee because of who we are: the world's largest independent music school and the premier institution for the study of today's music.
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The Voice Department at Berklee offers you the most comprehensive voice education to be found anywhere. We provide individualized instruction in all contemporary music styles, including jazz, pop, rock, and theater, and prepare you for both concert performance and studio work. We offer you professional faculty who are specialists, course work specifically designed to enhance your talents and abilities, and myriad performance opportunities. We know how voice fits into today's music world, and we give it the respect it deserves.
We know that the vocalist is a powerful musical leader. Whether on stage or in the studio, voice is one of the most flexible and expressive instruments, no matter the musical style. Studying at a college that offers you the broadest range of styles is the best way for you to take your singing and turn it into a career.
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Berklee Voice Department Diversity Statement
The Voice Department at Berklee College of Music embraces diversity in all aspects of artistic
expression as foundational to the study of music. As each individual person is unique, so is each
vocal instrument, offering a wide array of sounds, language, and musical expression. We honor
the African American musical roots upon which Berklee was founded and recognize that all
voice students will learn music that would not exist if not for these roots.
The Voice Department welcomes and respects the broad tapestry of musical genres and
expressions at Berklee. Embracing the evolutionary nature of music, we recognize that the
many cultures and communities at Berklee provide essential gifts for ongoing growth and
When vocalists sing, language and sound bring ideas, thoughts, and emotion. Personal
expression, cultural expression, and creative exploration are just a few of the many ways in
which a vocalist can be seen and heard. Every voice should and will be welcomed.
We are an inclusive department, understanding diversity as a holistic definition that includes
race, color, nationality, ethnicity, class, religion, physical and mental ability, age, sex, gender
identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
Our goal is to embrace diversity—in all its forms across the spectrum of human experience—
and to champion it through musical expression. Berklee College of Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in employment or in admission to and participation in any of its programs and activities. Any inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Title IX coordinator, the vice president for student affairs/dean of students, Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215-3693, 617-747-2231, or to the regional director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Boston, Massachusetts.