This unit of study provides the specialist language needs of the vocal performer, with the objective of students achieving basic Italian language and lyric diction skills. The students will be introduced to Italian grammar including music and voice-specific vocabulary and the phonetics of Modern Italian through familiarisation with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). There will be an emphasis on the student's ability to introduce themselves and their music programs to an audience, talk to fellow students about singing, the practice of IPA transcriptions, and the performance of Italian Songs commensurate with the vocal skill level of each student.
1 x 3hr lecture/week
4 x text analysis assignments (30%), 2 x online exercises (10%), 1 x 1hr written exam (30%), 1 x 2hr practical exam (30%)
VSAO1611 or VSAO1612