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
July 5: Independence Day (observed) - no day program
August 27: Summer ensemble concert
September 6: Labor Day - no day program
September 7: Fall semester begins
September 18: In-person & virtual fundraising event
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.