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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

2. Music Theory


12 hours (6 weeks).  

CAP21, 18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY.

August 2009 - June 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: sight sing/conduct; develop ear training; and write theory (academic theory).  


This course includes sight singing, ear training and written theory with the emphasis on sight singing. Specific drills include: learning basic pitch and musical notation, sight singing scalar moving patterns using the number and solfege systems, identification and creation of key signatures, mastery of basic conducting patterns, time signatures (simple and compound meters), rhythmic note values and corresponding rhythmic syllables, pitch notation exercises including aural and rhythmic dictation, introduction and mastery of minor scales (3 variations) and the singing of minor melodies, introduction to intervals (major, minor, perfect, augmented and diminished), triads and seventh chords. Upon entrance to the Conservatory, students take a two-part Music Theory placement exam (written and sight singing of melodies) to determine their placement in music theory). 

Credit recommendation: 

NOTE: Refer to combined credit recommendation following Course 3.