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Berkshire Hills Music Academy

Berkshire Hills Music Academy
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Berkshire Hills Music Academy
48 Woodbridge Street
South Hadley, MA 1075
Program Contact Jacqueline Deiana
Program Contact Email
Phone 413.540.9720 x 202
Website Program website

Berkshire Hills Music Academy is not a program of an accredited institution of higher education.  It does provide a post-secondary transition program as well as a long-term graduate program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. BHMA offers a music-infused, "college-like" experience via the Two-Year Certificate Program for young adults between the ages of 18-30. Students reside in our dormitory or attend as day students, and participate in programming aimed at increasing their independence in the areas of life skills, social skills, and vocation. Many of our graduates choose to remain within our community as members of the LIVE (Long-term Independent Vocational Experience) program. All of our programming is complemented by daily music offerings that engage and motivate our students. The typical BHMA student has a diagnosis of a cognitive disability, a full scale IQ of 50-80, loves music, and is seeking a college-like program that will further their abilities and increase independence.

Program information submitted: February 26, 2021

Type of school:

Berkshire Hills is not an accredited college/university

Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability