MUSC 3676 Practicum in Lyric Diction for Singers

2 hours practicum; 1 credit

Essentials of effective singing diction in English, Italian, French, and German. Review of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its applications with Italian, French, German, Spanish, and English. Thorough study of standard lyric pronunciation in two European languages, with fundamentals of their respective phonetics and the rules governing their pronunciation. Supervised singing of solo vocal repertoire with clarity and expression. Languages of focus will rotate from term to term. (May be taken twice for credit, provided that the languages of focus are different.) Permission required by voice department coordinator.


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