MUSC 1771 is the first semester of the two-semester Diction for Singers sequence. It is offered in Fall semesters. This course is required of all students in the Voice Performance and Vocal/General Music Education concentrations of the Bachelor of Music degree. It is highly recommended as an elective for all vocalists in the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Students should take this course as early as possible in their curricula. The Diction sequence is not being offered in the 2017-2018 academic year.
This course provides an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet, preliminary to study of pronunciation of Ecclesiastical Latin, standard Italian, and standard broadcast American English.
MUSC 1771 syllabus