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VSAO4647: Diction for Performance 3

In this unit the students will refine the specialist language needs of singers, with the objective of students achieving a professional command of diction in all major languages of classical song repertoire. On completion of this unit students should be able to deliver a professional delivery of the text in more demanding repertoire in a fluent, accurate and expressive performance of the sung text.

Code VSAO4647
Academic unit Vocal and Opera Studies
Credit points 3

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

  • LO1. perform complex songs in class and concert practice, demonstrating a further advanced understanding of the pronunciation of the major languages in different musical periods including aspects of onomatopoeia
  • LO2. deliver a correct delivery of the text in complex repertoire and styles in a fluent, accurate and expressive performance of the sung text
  • LO3. demonstrate an individual interpretation based on the synergy between poetry, rhythm, dynamic differences and expression markings.
  • 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.