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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project 21) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Voice and Speech II

Location: 
CAP21, 18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
36 hours (12 weeks).
Dates: 

August 2009 - June 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: eliminate accents and regionalisms through Neutral American speech; demonstrate a mastery of breathing techniques; synthesize and integrate voice and body work; explore pitch range; and demonstrate classical speech substitutions. 

Instruction: 

The objective of this course is to continue to train  physical actors in the skills and techniques of efficient vocal production for the speaking voice and to eliminate speech regionalisms while perfecting an ear for Neutral American speech. A primary element of the work is the utilization of highly physical exercises, involving the entire body, to continue to develop actors' connection between movement and sound. The program also includes concepts and exercises from other master teachers' programs such as M. Feldenkrais and F. M. Alexander. The course builds on the work from Voice and Speech I and includes: body alignment, efficient muscular effort to produce discrete phonemes, extending actors' pitch range and use of melody to communicate ideas, use of actors' center pitch (optimum pitch) to find a presence of tone, and the application of all of these skills in lifting literature off the page to performance. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Musical Theatre, Drama, Communication, Speech, and related disciplines (5/10) (7/15 revalidation). 

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