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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:

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

Gross and fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and organized muscle responses

COMMUNICATION

SKILLS

Speech, articulation, and language organization & retrieval

COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING

Focus, attention, and engagement

SOCIAL SKILLS
Teamwork, problem solving, and self-advocacy

STUDENT STORIES

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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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. 

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48 Woodbridge Street

South Hadley, MA 01075

413-540-9720