Diction and Phonetics Workshop The workshop in phonetics and diction, which meets twice each week, offers advanced study of the diction of the languages most commonly used by singers. German, Italian and French diction are studied, with additional units on other languges, such as Russian, Spanish or English, offered as time permits.This workshop includes some attention to the physiology of the voice in order to create a better understanding of how diction relates to the production of sound. For those students needing knowledge in the basics of diction additional remedial instruction is required.
Language Translation Workshop This workshop, taught by Bard College language professors, meets for two hours weekly in three of the four semesters of the Vocal Arts Program curriculum. The class develops translation skills, reading facility and general cultural awareness of the three main languages used by singers: French, German and Italian.