Accademia Europea di Firenze
The best way to learn Italian Language, Culture and the Arts in Florence
AEF also offers Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting, Dance, and Italian Language & Culture, as well as Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, intensive Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with universities from all over the world.
Deeply rooted in Italian history and culture, but compliant with European academic standards, our school is enhanced by our experiential learning approach and the top quality of our faculty, which contribute to the creation of an international community in the city of Renaissance and universal beauty.
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MUS 2610 - DICTION FOR SINGERS I
Course Type: Lecture/Workshop
Instruction Language: English
Examination Method: Exams
Contact Hours: 21 h
Independent Study: 28 h
Class Presentation: 0 h
Total Work: 49 h
*65 AEF Academic Hours [ 1AEF Academic Hour = 45 minutes ]
Time: Meets once a week – 1h30
AEF building, via Cavour 37, Firenze
Perfect diction is essential for opera singers in order to make their performance linguistically understandable without altering the quality of the sound. Understanding what you are singing through correct diction helps improve your technical aspects, as well as the formal and interpretive ones. This course will explore the principles of phonetics as it applies to singers. It is designed to cover the basics of the International Phonetic Alphabet, with attention to the Italian language, and will focus primarily on practical application, critical listening and vocal performances. If time permits, we will touch briefly on Italian dialects like Neapolitan. Grades will be determined based on homework, lyrics of the scores, and in-class performances.