Become a Better Vocalist with Berklee

Develop your vocal technique, range, and expression and become more confident in vocal performances.

12-Week Courses

Courses are best for students who are looking to meet a specific need, or simply want to get started with Berklee Online. No application necessary.

Voice Technique 101

Make your voice sound more powerful, use vocal technique to expand your range and expression, and learn to become more confident in vocal performances.

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Pop and Rock Vocals

Learn to sing everything from classic hits to pop and rock to singer-songwriter styles to contemporary indie rock in an authentic manner.

Jazz Voice

Apply the unique vocal characteristics of great jazz singers such as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughn into your own sound. Understand proper jazz vocal delivery in a number of tempos and gain confidence singing an array of jazz standards in a live or recorded context.

R&B Vocals

Learn the vocal techniques of the R&B greats, including Steve Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Beyonce. In this course, you'll gain the necessary skills to sing R&B in an authentic way, including proper phrasing, riffing, shouting, scale patterns, rhythmic articulation and much more.

Vocal Production

This course guides you through the essential concepts and methods to master the craft of vocal production. You will learn the technical aspects of working with the vocal and the personal, artistic aspects of working with a vocalist to achieve the best performance - skills that can be applied to many roles from engineer to producer to artist.

Popular Singing Styles: Developing Your Sound

Popular Singing Styles: Developing Your Sound will help the aspiring singer develop their own keen ear as they develop their own sound, and learn how to shape their voice for tone and style.

Multi-Course Certificates

Certificate programs are 3-18 months in duration and are designed for students who want to gain a deeper proficiency in a chosen area. No application necessary.

Programs marked with " Degree Path Certificate" allow you to earn credits that transfer directly into the online Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program. Upon successful completion of a degree path certificate, you'll be awarded provisional acceptance into the certificate's correlating degree major. Learn More About Degree Path Certificates

Professional Certificates (4-6 Courses)


Make the most of your passion and talent, become a more complete musician and songwriter, and begin to craft and perform songs that express your unique voice.

15 Credits

Specialist Certificates (3 Courses)

Vocal Styles

Learn the necessary vocal skills and technique in the key genres of Jazz, R&B, and Pop/Rock, and leave you prepared to take on any set list that comes your way.

9 Credits
Voice Technique and Musicianship

Develop a strong foundation of knowledge and a better awareness of what is happening in the music that you hear, write, and sing, to become a more confident and capable musician and vocal performer.

9 Credits

Develop the skills used by the best songwriters and performers, and learn how to frame your melodies in captivating harmonies and voicings, play those on the guitar, and polish your vocal delivery.

9 Credits

Degree Programs

Degree programs are the most affordable and flexible option for earning your music degree from Berklee College of Music. They are the best option for students who want a music education degree and the full Berklee experience.

Interdisciplinary Music Studies (Create Your Own Major)

“Build your own” music major by selecting coursework from a number of disciplines that align with your personal career goals.

Undeclared Option

This major is geared specifically for new and entering students who are not yet ready to declare their major.

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