IPA Boot Camp

Next Session:  Friday, September 3, 2021, 4 PM      Location:  MM 167 (Choral Rehearsal Room)

Power up your pronunciation! Open to all UA students, the IPA Boot Camp is a 75-minute introduction/review session of the Articulators of Speech, and the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols, sounds, and their usage. This robust tool can be used to write phonetic pronunciations in your music score in any language quickly and more accurately.

  • This session is recommended for singers, conductors, and pianists who prepare repertoire in multiple languages, and anyone who has not taken a Diction for Singers or Phonetics course.
  • Communication Disorders and Linguistics students are welcome to join!
  • Use the International Phonetic Alphabet to supercharge your singing in all languages!

IPA + Free Pizza! Registration Required: IPA Boot Camp Registration

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Davis-Hazell at 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 (BM Hons.) and Arizona State University (MM, DMA) 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.