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Master Course Syllabus · Visual and Performing Arts · Music Lect/Ens - MUSI

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for Singers

  • Master Course Syllabus
  • Section ALL
  • 1 Credits
  • 01/01/2019 to 08/31/2019
  • Modified 08/08/2019

Meeting Times

Contact Information


1 lecture and 1 lab hour per week; 32 total contact hours; Credit: 1 semester hour

A study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its application to singing in English, Italian, German, and French (ACGM). While some grammatical rules will be taught, this course does not teach the language. Students will be able to perform songs in English in a way that demonstrates accurate singing diction while learning basic symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)


Audition and acceptance into the vocal music program

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


1. Identify IPA symbols and their sounds.

2. Accurately reproduce sounds associated with IPA symbols.

3. Transcribe texts with appropriate IPA symbols.

4. Perform songs in English, Italian, German, and/or French in a way that demonstrates accurate diction.


Course Requirements


Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

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