American Pronunciation in Singing

Module code
M-JP-AMPRO
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Practical
Credits
2
Group size
8-10
Number of course weeks
6 (one lesson every other week)
Class duration
one hour (or two with more students)
Total contact hours
6
Study load
50 hours

Form / content / level

Prerequisites
Admitted to at least the second year of Bachelor phase.
Competencies
A2/A3/C1/C3 (click here for an explanation).
Aims
Improving on the pronunciation/enunciation of singing songs in English using your vocalization and analyzing rhythmic use of sound.
Relation to other modules
Main subject and minor vocals.
Content
During these group classes we will work on improving your pronunciation and enunciation in English. The material in the lessons will be songs in English that you are singing in your bands and/or lessons. Students are expected to practice the techniques outside of class as often as possible to get the most of the class. There is also a possibility to bring your own lyrics to the lesson to work on text, vocabulary and pronunciation.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group lesson.
Material
Brought in by students and/or supplied by teacher.
Student activity
In class: working on pronunciation and enunciation of songs in English.
Homework: practicing techniques taught in class at least 30 minutes a day.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of the module and a written reflection.
Criteria
Students will have improved upon their pronunciation of song texts.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he/she has attended the classes and worked on improving his/her pronunciation in the materials dealt with and practicing the techniques on a weekly basis. The student has completed this module if he/she is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5.
Examination procedure
Students will be assessed at the end of the module. The assessment will be based upon the improvement of the students’ pronunciation in the course of the lessons and the completion of a written reflection.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

We will be working on improving your singing skills in English with a focus
pronunciation and enunciation.