Voice

Become a Better Vocalist with Berklee

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

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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.

  • Next semester starts January 9, 2023
  • 12 Weeks
  • 5-10 Hours Per Week
OEART-119
Level 1 Level 1
Undergraduate Course
Ear Training 1 is all about learning how to accurately recognize, imagine, remember, and notate musical sounds, while gaining the ability to read music notation.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OVOIC-130
Level 1 Level 1
Undergraduate Course
This course embraces the experience of becoming a professional vocalist as a whole. We will discuss and analyze different aspects and skills of the contemporary professional singer, from how to prepare and set up your musical act to how to network and establish your business presence in the music industry.
  • Credit: $1,315
  • Non-Credit: $1,165
OVOIC-100
Level 1 Level 1
Undergraduate Course
This course is a basic to Intermediate level class introducing the elements of music theory and sight-reading for vocalists who would like to develop a strong fundamental knowledge of music theory and improve sight-singing skills.
  • Credit: $1,315
  • Non-Credit: $1,165
OPLVC-101
Private Voice Lesson Level 1 is an introduction to voice study and performance. It focuses on learning patterns based on the major scale and major pentatonic scale, as well as body alignment and proper breath management.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OPLVC-102
Private Voice Lesson Level 2 builds upon the skills developed in Level 1. You will be introduced to the blues scale. We’ll also explore range, blending, and agility.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OVOIC-140
Level 1 Level 1
Undergraduate Course
Make your voice sound more powerful, use voice training to expand your range and expression, and learn to become more confident in vocal performances.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OVOIC-245
Level 2 Level 2
Undergraduate Course
This course investigates teaching and learning voice and explores practical strategies for facilitating singers’ learning to produce sound effectively.
  • Credit: $1,315
  • Non-Credit: $1,165
OVOIC-344
Level 2 Level 2
Undergraduate Course
This jazz singing course focuses on performance development and includes historic information on the evolution of jazz singing, complete with precise instruction on how to incorporate and master improvisation through transcription of vocal and instrumental solos and detailed chord/scale relationship exercises. The course is perfect for the intermediate/advanced vocalist ready to take their musicianship to the next level.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OVOIC-242
Level 2 Level 2
Undergraduate Course
Studying jazz vocal greats like Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan you’ll find your own voice and gain confidence singing with an array of standards.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OVOIC-241
Level 2 Level 2
Undergraduate Course
Learn to sing any style—classic hits, mainstream pop, singer/songwriter, contemporary alternative rock—in an authentic way.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OVOIC-252
Level 2 Level 2
Undergraduate Course
This course will help the aspiring singer to develop their own sound as well as their own keen ear, and learn how to shape their voice for tone and style.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OPLVC-201
Private Voice Lesson Level 3 builds upon the skills developed in Levels 1 and 2. You will be introduced to the natural minor and pentatonic scales and will continue to explore range, blending, and agility.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OPLVC-202
Private Voice Lesson Level 4 builds upon the skills developed in Levels 1–3. You will be introduced to the major scale in two octaves and will continue to explore range, blending, and agility.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OPLVC-203
Private Voice Lesson Level 5 builds upon the skills developed in Levels 1–4. You will be introduced to the harmonic and melodic minor scales. We will also address lyric interpretation and phrasing and discuss recital planning and programming.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OVOIC-243
Level 2 Level 2
Undergraduate Course
Gain the necessary skills to sing R&B in an authentic way, including proper phrasing, riffing, shouting, scale patterns, rhythmic articulation and much more.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OVOIC-320
Level 3 Level 3
Undergraduate Course
In this R&B and pop Improvisation course, you will learn several techniques in improvisation in the R&B and pop styles. You will learn riffs based on the pentatonic scales, the use of mixed voice, falsetto, belting, gritty textures, and other widely used techniques in the R&B and pop genres, while applying them to well known songs by Etta James, Christina Aguilera, The Weeknd, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Demi Lavato, and more.
  • Credit: $1,315
  • Non-Credit: $1,165
OPLVC-301
Private Voice Lesson Level 6 builds upon the skills developed in previous levels. You will be introduced to the chromatic scale and harmony singing.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OPLVC-302
Private Voice Lesson Level 7 builds upon the skills developed in previous lesson levels. You will be introduced to the whole-tone scale. Arranging for solo singing will also be explored.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OVOIC-330
Level 3 Level 3
Undergraduate Course
In this course, you will explore several systems and methods you can use thoughtfully and deliberately to enhance your engagement with your audiences. You’ll apply these methods in actual performance to create your own audience engagement practice routine.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OMPRD-365
Level 3 Level 3
Undergraduate Course
Learn the technical aspects of producing and engineering vocals and the personal, artistic aspects of working with a vocalist to achieve the best performance.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OVOIC-300
Level 3 Level 3
Undergraduate Course
This course is an introduction to various vocal traditions from around the world. Designed to broaden your global horizons, this course operates from a tradition of storytelling and will inspire you to incorporate new sounds into your repertoire and artistic aspirations.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OPLVC-401
Private Voice Lesson Level 8 builds upon the skills developed in all previous lesson levels. Students in Level 8 are also required to present a 30-minute recital featuring a portion of the music intended for the final recital in Level 9.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OPLVC-402
Private Voice Lesson Level 9 is an opportunity for you to demonstrate the depth and breadth of the skills you have developed in the voice program.
  • Credit: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
OVOIC-400
Level 4 Level 4
Undergraduate Course
This course explores the production aspects that affect the career and development of vocalists, exposing them to tools and techniques that will serve them well in their professional life. Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) skills and collaboration processes are at the core of the course.
  • Credit: $1,215
  • Non-Credit: $1,065

Certificates

Gain the professional credentials and marketable skills you need to succeed in your specific area of the music industry. Certificates range from foundational-skill building to graduate-level. No application necessary.

  • Next semester starts January 9, 2023
  • 3-18 Months
  • 5-10 Hours Per Week
Professional
3 Courses · 9 Credits
Catered to vocalists, this certificate program offers everything from music theory to ear training to voice studies (breath, technique, vocal care, etc.).
Professional
3 Courses · 9 Credits
Gain an understanding of vocal technique across genres that will help you expand your repertoire, sing more effectively, and find your own unique voice, literally!

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.

  • Apply for January 9, 2023 semester start
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  • Master's Degree: 1-3 Years
    Bachelor's Degree: 2-4 Years
  • 5-10 Hours Per Week
36 Credits
Expand your knowledge and skills in four areas critical to advancing a career in the music industry: music business, music production and technology, songwriting, and film scoring.
120 Credits
“Build your own” music major by selecting coursework from a number of disciplines that align with your personal career goals.
45 of 120 Credits
This major is geared specifically for new and entering students who are not yet ready to declare their major.

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