This course is designed as advanced study of the principles of diction as it relates to the singing voice. A review of the International Phonetic Alphabet will be followed by intensive study of the pronunciation of the German and French languages.
Students in this course must demonstrate competency by passing three tests.
Grade will be based on scheduled tests, daily participation and attendance.
Absence Policy: You are encouraged to attend all classes. More than one unexcused absence will result in an automatic drop of one letter grade from your final grade in class. Each additional unexcused absence will result in successive lowering of the final grade.
One absence is allowed (however, assignment of the day must be turned in). Each absence beyond one will lower the letter grade one level.
Academic Dishonesty: Cheating, collusion, and plagiarism (the act of using source material of other persons, either published or unpublished, without following the accepted techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given). Additional guidelines on procedures in these matters may be found in the Dean of Student’s Office.
Standards of Conduct
Disruption of Teaching: Disruption of obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other university activities authorized to be held or conducted on the premises of Midwestern State University. Such activity includes classroom behavior that interferes with either the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to profit from the instructional program.
Instructor Drop: An instructor may drop a student any time during the semester for excessive absences, for consistently failing to meet class assignments, for an indifference attitude, or for disruptive conduct.