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Diction for Singers 1
DICT/SINGERS 1
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 165A CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A study of English, Italian, and Latin diction as related to singing, using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Primarily for music majors with vocal speciality. Concurrent with applied voice study. Two 50-minute classes per week.
DESCRIPTION: A study of English, Italian, and Latin diction as related to singing, using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Primarily for music majors with vocal speciality. Concurrent with applied voice study. Two 50-minute classes per week.
TOPICS: The International Phonetic Alphabet, awareness of where and how speech sounds are produced, some linguistic terminology, comparison of spoken diction with classical singing diction, classical singing diction rules for English, pronunciation rules for Italian and liturgical Latin.
OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to read accurately International Phonetic Alphabet symbols required for English and Italian; differentiate between colloquial and classical English singing diction; write correct phonetic transcriptions (in classical singing diction) for English, Italian, and Latin texts; identify and apply classical singing pronunciation rules for English, Italian, and Latin; read and pronounce accurately (with preparation) excerpts from Italian and Latin song texts.
REQUIREMENTS: Text study; written assignments; classroom participation and attendance; quizzes; plus oral, write-on, and multiple-choice tests on English, Italian, and Latin singing diction.
PREREQUISITES: Concurrent enrollment in voice study.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002