Opera Singers: Vocal Techniques

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Opera Singers: Vocal Techniques

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Placement audition to determine level and skills. Mandatory Lab Fee Required

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    In this course students, under the professional guidance of the instructor, will be able to study and practice the necessary voice techniques to approach and master the opera repertoire. Through a series of individual lessons students will be instructed on the development of healthy and correct breathing habits, on the proper use of the muscles to obtain better and more accurate sound emissions in order to support the sound through the body. The course will also address the key techniques necessary to achieve correct tone placement and sound resonance. The course will train students to gain control over the physiological aspects of phonation therefore acquiring competence in singing in Italian in order to address proficiently the challenges of the singer?s career. The course will provide the opportunity for the students to merge with the local musical community through research assignments and through the participation to performances and venues held at the local opera house. CEMI: This course affords students a unique opportunity to engage in experiential learning through CEMI ( Community Engagement Member Institution).

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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