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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

3. Vocal Technique


18 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: Incorporate alignment while singing; manage breathing for singing; create fluid articulation for ease of delivering text; develop full range of the singing voice; implement Music Theory skills; understand basic terminology of singing; and build practice and preparation skills. 

The objective of this course is to develop and refine singing skills through specific exercises and songs. Students prepare and perform songs from musical theatre repertoire to apply the technique of singing. Lecture and discussions explore the technical skills of posture/alignment, breathing, release of the articulators, extend pitch range, coordinate register transitions, implement music theory skills, build practice and preparation skills and discuss terminology of singing. Students participate in group exercises and individual work sessions.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Drama or Musical Theatre (5/10) (7/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 1, 2, and 3 must all be completed to receive credit. NOTE: The Summer Program overlaps with the two-year Musical Theatre Conservatory Program. If students enroll in the Conservatory Program after completing the Summer Program, only the credit recommendations for the Conservatory Program would apply.