Who We Are: 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.
What Sets Us Apart: We use music and other forms of creative expression to engage students in the learning process. Our highly trained staff employs the therapeutic value of music and art to increase focus, motivation, and communication. Arts enrichment is woven throughout all areas of our program.
Our Story: BHMA was founded and incorporated as a nonprofit by a group of dedicated parents and professionals in 1999. It was among the first of its kind to use music to help individuals with disabilities grow their independent living skills. The vision of developing the strengths and celebrating the abilities of our students has endured over the past two decades. As the BHMA community has diversified and the campus has expanded, music and arts enrichment remain woven throughout all areas of our program. We continue to offer dynamic class options and provide innovative vocational opportunities, while empowering our individuals to lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.