In this unit, students will gain an understanding of the sounds of French lyric diction as represented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The student will apply knowledge of the IPA to the pronunciation of all sounds in the French language. There will be an emphasis on the practice of drills, IPA transcriptions and performance of French songs in class. The student will also build on and revise the principles of Italian diction for singers. On completion of this unit students should be able to perform texts from French and Italian song repertoire with correct technical delivery whilst showing an understanding of the text.
6 hrs Italian and 6 Hrs French class/wk Practical Work
Continuous during semester (40%), oral and written Oral and written exam (60%)
VSAO1009 and VSAO1008