Preparatory: MUS 339A is prerequisite to MUS 339B/D. Systematic study of diction as it pertains to the sung traditions of English, Italian, German and French. Emphasis is placed on the development of a process for mastering the textual line, which includes the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Practical application through the performance of the selected solo vocal repertoire. The following sections are offered in various semesters: (A) Introduction to IPA/English/Italian; (B) German; (D) French. 2 hours lab per week.