WHO WE ARE
Life Skills, Vocation, Music & Arts
Berkshire Hills Music Academy is a unique college-like program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are looking to expand their social, vocational, and life skills in a music-infused environment.
THE VALUE OF MUSIC
Music uniquely stimulates all areas of the brain, promoting significant opportunity for enhanced learning and retention. Our highly trained staff employs the therapeutic value of music to help students, regardless of experience or aptitude, improve and increase:
Gross and fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and organized muscle responses
Speech, articulation, and language organization & retrieval
Focus, attention, and engagement
Teamwork, problem solving, and self-advocacy
November 11: Veterans Day—Regular programming
November 21: Dorm closes at 1pm for Thanksgiving recess
November 29: Dorm opens at noon for students' return
November 30: Day program reopens
December 19: Virtual winter ensemble concert - TBD
Hire Our Performers
BHMA’s music vocation program supports the goals and talents of its aspiring and professional musicians. Sharing their passion on stage raises visibility, promotes acceptance, and changes perceptions of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.