English Lyric Diction & Introduction to IPA

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

As of June 24, 2021, this course has closed. We are no longer accepting registrations.

June 28-August 6, 2021 / 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
$1,790 / 1 credit (collegiate students and adults only)   ACY 415A-1
$399 / noncredit (high school students, collegiate students, and adults)    WKS 415-1       

“This is one of the classes this semester in which I truly feel that I was given a skill that I am comfortable using, and can use for the rest of my life as a musician. At this time I am totally confident writing IPA for English music, and I feel that my diction has improved tremendously. Professor Garver is an excellent teacher.” – Fall 2018 student