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.

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.

Hear from a voice student at Berklee in the video below:

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.

Berklee Summer Programs

In addition to Berklee's full-time course of study, the college also offers short summer programs focusing on a variety of instruments and music topics. In particular, the five-week Summer Performance Program covers all aspects of performance. It includes classes, workshops, and participation in ensembles as well as private lessons, lecture/demonstrations by faculty and visiting artists, and exposure to the latest innovations in music technology. You may read more about our Summer Programs online.

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.