Skip to main content
Unit of study_

VSAO3645: Diction for Performance 1

In this unit the students will concentrate on the specialist language needs of the vocal performer, with the objective of students achieving a professional command of diction in English, French, German and Italian. The focus in this unit is producing performance in song repertoire that results from the appreciation of the text-music relationship. On completion of this unit students should be able to demonstrate correct interpretation and delivery of the text.

Code VSAO3645
Academic unit Vocal and Opera Studies
Credit points 3

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate correct interpretation based on the synergy between poetry, rhythm, dynamic differences and expression markings.
  • LO2. perform songs in class and concert practice, demonstrating an understanding of French, German and Italian pronunciation in different musical periods
  • LO3. prepare individual German, Italian, and French repertoire for voice lessons, vocal performance classes, performance workshops, and voice lessons
  • LO4. practical application of acquired knowledge from other disciplines and the development of entrepreneurial skills by engaging in teamwork to organise, market and run a professional event.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.