SRJC Course Outlines

7/20/2024 3:27:12 PMMUSC 18.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSC 18.2Title:  DICTION & REP: ENGLISH  
Full Title:  Diction and Repertoire: English
Last Reviewed:3/27/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Study of the phonetic translation, pronunciation, and interpretation of standard operatic and art song literature in English.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in MUSCP 17B (or MUS 17B); OR Course Completion Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in MUSCP 40.2; OR by Audition


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Study of the phonetic translation, pronunciation, and interpretation of standard operatic and art song literature in English.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in MUSCP 17B (or MUS 17B); OR Course Completion Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in MUSCP 40.2; OR by Audition
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2016Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2016Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Students will be able to accurately decipher and demonstrate the appropriate phonetic and interpretive realization of the English text of a selection from the standard vocal literature.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Perform art song and operatic literature in English with correct singing pronunciation.
2.  Use vocal techniques and musical interpretations appropriate to the style.
3.  Research and explain the literal meaning of song and aria texts within their historical and cultural context.
4.  Produce appropriate phonetic translations for the articulation of song and aria texts according to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
5.  Demonstrate knowledge of the broad range of repertoire constituting the standard vocal literature in English.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet
   A. Symbols for vowels
   B. Symbols for consonants - voiced and unvoiced
II. Pronunciation Rules and Guides for English
III.  Practical Applications
   A. Deciphering texts
       1. Translations from reference sources
       2. Using the dictionary
   B.  Pronunciation vs. good vocal technique
       1. Vowels and consonants in relation to tessitura
       2. Pronunciation modifications for different applications
       3. Variations with respect to the student's own native language orientation
       4. Facial postures
   C.  Literature and repertoire
       1. Music of the Bel Canto era and into the present
       2. The development of opera
       3. The art song and its history in Western music
IV. Analysis and Evaluation of Recorded and Live Performances of Vocal Repertoire
   A. Professional recordings by various artists
   B. Internet research
   C. Live concerts
V.  The Artist's Process
   A. Literature selection
   B. Preparing the text
   C. Researching the historical context
   D. The role of the coach and accompanist
   E. Procedure and practice - stylistic and technical considerations
   F. Stage deportment and traditions

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments in the text by chapter (10-20 pages/week).
2. Pronunciation practice of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols and specific language sounds for English.
3.  Completion of worksheets analyzing the style elements of the composition of study.
4.  Written analysis and critique of recorded performance of the composition of study.
5. Written work translating each word of the sung text into IPA pronunciation symbols.
6. Library research on the background and the historical context of the composition of study.
7. In class performance of 3-4 arias and/or art songs to demonstrate the application of proper linguistic pronunciation skills.
8. Two to four exams (multiple choice or completion) on phonetic symbols and vocal music terminology.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Dialect analysis of song texts, research reports, and critiques
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Phonetic translations
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Class performances and recitals
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 20%
Phonetics exams (completion, multiple choice)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Diction for Singers: A Concise Reference for English, Italian, Latin, German, French and Spanish Pronunciation. Wall, Joan et al. Pacific Isle Publishing: 2005. (classic)
 
Song: A Guide To Art Song Style And Literature. Kimball, Carol. Hal Leonard Corporation: 2006. (classic)
 
15 Recital Songs in English (High or Low Voice). Piano/vocal score with CD. Boosey & Hawkes: 1970. (classic)
 
Instructor prepared materials.

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