Please support my English diction book

Hello friends,

I have started a Kickstarter project at to help me complete, edit and publish my book, English Diction and Enunciation for North American Singers.

This is a subject I am passionate about and well-qualified to address. I believe I am bringing a unique viewpoint on a subject that is too often the poor stepchild of foreign language diction training for classical singers. I have included "enunciation" in the title because this is the last step in using diction well and is often where singers fail. How often have we all heard singers that we could not understand? I address this in my book, which is now more than half written with the remaining sections in outline.

My goal is to have the writing completed and the editing begun by January 1, 2014 and the hard copy version done and published by late spring 2014. But the truly unique aspect of the book will be the e-book version, which will have clickable links to sounds and instructions. This will give the readers an opportunity to not only read, but also hear, the proper usage of English in classical singing!

Please go to and support this important book. You can choose from any number of rewards and your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Michael Sylvester

317-614-5850 (cell)