Vocal Diction and IPA

Program Outline

Language diction skills for the singer are developed alongside use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Diction skills are rehearsed through poetic reading and interpretation, as well being related to physiological mechanics of the singer. One or two related spoken languages are considered each term on a rotational cycle.

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Please call 250.386.5311 to be connected with the Instructor, as permission to enroll is required.

Program Details

Returning Spring 2023


Kiiri Michelsen

Canadian-Norwegian mezzo-soprano Kiiri Michelsen is active in performance, teaching (voice/lyric diction), coaching (lyric diction) and research (lyric diction). Voice teaching (Dept of Postsecondary Studies – VCM/Camosun Diploma in Music Performance;  Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music) The ultimate goal of Kiiri’s teaching approach is the discovery of each singer’s unique sound.  In […]