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
April 19: Patriots' Day - regular programming
May 14: Spring ensemble concert - TBD
May 16: Graduation Day - TBD
May 23: BHMA opens at noon for Summer Extension residential students
May 24: Summer Extension begins for day & residential students
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.