Sep 24, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 536 - Diction for Singers 1

A course designed to teach the singer and choral director the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols, the correct execution of Italian, Latin, and English sounds, and the basic pronunciation rules of the three languages. At the graduate level students will be focusing on finer details within each language and preparing more advanced texts.


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
  • Execute the physical movements necessary to produce the sounds symbolized by the IPA symbols used in Italian, Latin and English.
  • Transcribe Italian, Latin and English texts in correct IPA symbols using standard rules of pronunciation.
  • Read Italian, English, and Latin aloud from IPA transcriptions and from the original text.
  • Sing the sounds of the standard musical forms of Italian, English and Latin from IPA transcriptions and from the original text.
  • Translate Italian and Latin texts word for word using a combination of rudimentary grammar rules, a dictionary, and a poetic translation when available.
  • Identify mispronunciations and poorly produced phonetic sounds in Italian, Latin and English song literature.

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