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Voice & Opera Certificate Program

The Certificate Program in Voice & Opera combines training in vocal and musical technique with dramaturgical preparation, thus offering lyrical singers an integrated perspective of the art of singing and performance. It is a three-year program divided into 2 levels - Foundation, Advancement, Completion -, in turn divided into 2 semesters each - Fall and Spring -. At the end of each semester and each level, students receive an AEF Diploma.

While not giving up on a solid classical vocal tradition, our students experiment with broader fields of study, from musical theater to lyric repertoire, in order to acquire all the skills necessary to face their future careers.

In addition to lectures in the classroom, held by internationally renown professors and artists, the program offers the opportunity to participate in shows and productions under the guidance of directors, choreographers, producers and professional designers. Within the three-year period, students must participate in a minimum of 3 productions and perform at least one main role in an opera performance.

Admission to the program is not subject to a traditional Audition: applicants will have to send audio materials that will be examined by the teaching staff of AEF. Once the evaluation of these materials has been carried out, only the candidates for whom the commission requests further information will be contacted. For more information on how to submit these materials, send an email to the following address: [email protected]

1st Level: Foundation


Course UnitECTSU.S.
Critical Studies 3,0 2,0
Music Fundamentals 3,0 2,0
Music Theory I 3,0 2,0
Applied Piano I 3,0 2,0
Diction I 3,0 2,0
Operatic Repertoire I 6,0 4,0
Sights Aural Skills I 3,0 2,0
Voice I 6,0 4,0
Total 30 20


Course UnitECTSU.S.
Libretti I 3,0 2,0
Music History and Literature II 3,0 2,0
Principles of acting in opera I 3,0 2,0
Music Theory II 3,0 2,0
Applied Piano II 3,0 2,0
Diction II 3,0 2,0
Operatic Repertoire II 4,5 3,0
Sights and Aural Skills II 3,0 2,0
Voice II 4,5 3,0
Total 30 20

2nd Level: Advancement


Course UnitECTSU.S.
Musical Dramaturgy 3,0 2,0
Libretti II 3,0 2,0
Music History and Literature III 3,0 2,0
Operatic Repertory III 4,5 3,0
Opera Stage direction Technique I 3,0 2,0
Music Theory III 3,0 2,0
Diction III 3,0 2,0
Sights and Aural Skills III 3,0 2,0
Voice III 4,5 3,0
Total 30 20




Course UnitECTSU.S.
Libretti III 3,0 2,0
Opera Stage direction Technique II 3,0 2,0
Music Theory IV 3,0 2,0
Diction IV 3,0 2,0
Operatic Repertory IV 4,5 3,0
Sights and Aural Skills IV 3,0 2,0
Voice IV 4,5 3,0
History of Theatre 3,0 2,0
Theatrical Design and Production 3,0 2,0
Total 30 20


3rd Level: Completion


Course UnitECTSU.S.
Language and Art Philosophy 4,5 3,0
Mindfullness Meditation Training for performers 4,5 3,0
Operatic Repertoire V 4,5 3,0
Voice V 4,5 3,0
Integrated Study for Teachers - Direction 3,0 2,0
Professional Development of PA 4,5 3,0
Opera Workshop I 4,5 3,0
Total 30 20



Course UnitECTSU.S.
Opera Workshop II 3,0 2,0
Libretti IV 3,0 2,0
Operatic Repertoire VI 4,5 3,0
Academic Elective 3,0 2,0
Voice VI 4,5 3,0
Scenography 3,0 2,0
Up Close Backstage 3,0 2,0
Recital Capstone Project - Vocal- Opera 6,0 4,0
Total 30 20

The online AEF Certificate Programs Course Curriculum indicates an ideal study plan. The definitive course plan is indicated by the professors, and agreed upon at the beginning of each semester based on the student's individual progress and objectives.

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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