No prerequisites. However, in addition to this course, the academic study of languages, especially for vocal performance majors is strongly recommended.


This is a fundamental course designed to acquaint the student singer with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), the correct pronunciation of Italian consonants and vowels and the diction rules of the language, and the various styles of diction for English art song, opera, cabaret and music theatre.


3 lecture hours per term, one terms; Slot 5 (MWF 12:40 - 1:30) QEII, L-04