IMG_1536Daniel Sommer enjoys working with musicians of all levels in a variety of settings.

Below are some of the services offered. This list is not exhaustive, as he is always looking for new meaningful projects and thoughtful collaborators.

Contact Daniel directly for more information.


I consider Daniel Sommer to be the diction guru of his generation. His work with my choruses at the Manhattan School of Music and the Oratorio Society of New York has been exemplary. Not only is his knowledge encyclopedic on the spot, Daniel also has a marvelous ability to create supporting materials  that bolster my singers’ learning curve!
Kent TritleDirector of Cathedral Music, Cathedral Church of St John the Divine | Director of Choral Activities, Manhattan School of Music | Music Director, Oratorio Society of New York

  • Coachings, Classes & Masterclasses available on repertoire in the following languages:
    • German
    • English
    • Latin (Ecclesiastical, Germanic, Italianate)
  • Private Diction Lessons*
    • Volunteer/Amateur Singers
    • Students/Emerging Professionals Singers
    • Professional Singers
    • Conductors
    • Composers
  • Group Lessons*
    • Available for 2 – 8 Participants
    • Single or MultipleSessions
    • Customized Lessons

*Available in-person (when possible) or remotely via Skype or Google Hangouts.

  • Diction Workshops Available for Choruses:
    • Singing Words Together: An Introduction to Lyric Diction for Ensembles
    • Practical Uses of  IPA in Choral Settings
    • Singing Choral Texts in
      • German
      • English
      • Latin (Ecclesiastical, Germanic, or Italianate)
    • Approaching Text in Carmina Burana
  • Diction Coaching for Ensembles & Choruses

  • Custom Learning Material Creation
    • Classroom Material
      • Handouts
      • Worksheets
      • IPA transcriptions
    • Digital Content
      • Instructional videos
      • Record and/or process text recitation
      • PDFs
    • Mobile Learning Solutions
      • iOS & Android Apps
      • Websites