English Lyric Diction & Introduction to IPA – ONLINE

WKS 415 (Cross-listed for credit as ACY 415A)
English Lyric Diction & Introduction to IPA – ONLINE

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June 27-August 5, 2022 / Weekly synchronous classes to be scheduled with students
Online course

Beryl Garver

This class will familiarize the student with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and to understand its application to Standard American English within a lyric setting. Application of that knowledge will be proven through written IPA, reading, listening and performance assignments.

This class will be beneficial not only to singers, but also to speakers who wish to improve their understanding of the pronunciation of American English. Additionally, choral directors will benefit greatly from an understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet and how to apply it when working with blending sound within their choral groups.

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Professional Development Hours: 12
$1,820 / 1 credit
$399 / noncredit 

High school students wishing to take this course for credit should contact the instructor for approval before registering. Email Berri Garver at: bgarver@esm.rochester.edu      

“The course content was well organized, and the instructor did a superb job at explaining the materials and answering our questions. The course was designed with a good balance between giving students adequate challenges and doing meaningful work. I learned a lot from this course!” — 2021 student