Scuola internazionale delle Arti e della Cultura italiana

CREDITS: US 1 - ECTS 1,5

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
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.

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is an International School of Italian Arts and Culture.
Founded in 2005 as a school of Italian for foreigners, over time it has expanded its offer to Italian art and culture, music and dance.
The AEF also offers three-year Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting and Dance, a Semester Certificate Program for Italian as a Second Language (CILS), Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with university institutions all over the world.
The experiential approach and the quality of the professors make this school, strongly rooted in Italian history and culture but endowed with European academic standards, an international environment in the city of the Renaissance and of widespread beauty.

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