MUS 342V Voice Pedagogy & Diction

Prerequisite: MUA 326v (voice) or permission of instructors

A study of the physiological functions involved in singing (breathing, phonation, etc.). Consideration of vocal methods, use of imagery in teaching, resonance, tone quality, placement, vocalization, diction (Italian, German, French, and English) including a working knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and interpretation. There will be many reading assignments, as well as listening to recordings and observing singers. Practical experience will be obtained by working with members of the voice class. Four periods per week: one day will be a laboratory experience.


1 Course Credit