IPA Boot Camp

CHECK BACK IN THE FALL OF 2020 for information about the next installment of IPA Boot Camp. Plan to join us and stay tuned … we might be virtual!!


09.06.2019 | Moody Music Bldg. Rm 167 | 3:30pm-4:45pm

Use the International Phonetic Alphabet to supercharge your singing in all languages!

  • Open to UA students
  • Open to the General Public aged 19+
  • 75-minute crash course in International Phonetic Alphabet symbols, sounds and their usage
  • Use this robust tool to write phonetic pronunciations in your score – in any language, quickly and more accurately
  • Recommended for vocalists who sing repertoire in multiple languages, and have not taken a lyric diction course
  • Pianists and music directors/choral conductors are especially invited and welcome!
  • Contact: Dr. Davis-Hazell adavishazell@ua.edu


Dr. Alexis Davis-Hazell, Assistant Professor of Voice and Lyric Diction The University of Alabama
Dr. Alexis Davis-Hazell, Assistant Professor of Voice and Lyric Diction
The University of Alabama

American mezzo-soprano Alexis Davis-Hazell is an experienced teaching artist, entrepreneur and active performer of opera, concert and musical theatre repertoire in the Southeast United States and on international stages. Alexis has performed in over 130 performances of Porgy and Bess, throughout Germany, Russia, Poland, Greece, Latvia, Estonia, Switzerland and North America. She is Creative Director of the production company Jazzoperetry, Inc., co-founded with her husband, Earl Hazell. Alexis taught voice and music humanities in Phoenix, Arizona for 14 years in the Maricopa County Community College District, and at Grand Canyon University. Dr. Davis-Hazell holds degrees in Vocal Performance from Temple University (B.M. Hons.) and Arizona State University (M.M., D.M.A.) Her research centers on the improvement of curricula for lyric diction pedagogy and Russian art song literature studies, based on innovative applications of clinical phonetics, second language learning theory, and meta-cognitive/multi-sensory approaches to speech and pronunciation. Dr. Davis-Hazell joined the faculty of The University of Alabama School of Music as Assistant Professor of Voice and Lyric Diction in Fall 2018.