Publication Date

2019-04-25

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2019-04-25

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Vocal Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2019-03-22

First Committee Member

Esther Jane Hardenbergh

Second Committee Member

Jeffrey Buchman

Third Committee Member

Robynne Redmon

Fourth Committee Member

Stephen Zdzinski

Abstract

This essay is a guide to Catalan lyric diction for American singers. An overview of the background, grammar, phonetics and linguistic characteristics of the Catalan language precedes a detailed guide to Catalan phonemes and their occurrence in the language, and a comprehensive International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcription handbook. The author offers repertoire suggestions for studio teachers suitable for student singers. Finally, IPA translations and transcriptions of representative song texts are given.

Keywords

diction; lyric diction; catalan; song; spanish; spain

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