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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

Applied Music Theory I

30 hours (15 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: perform sight singing; demonstrate the fundamentals of ear training; demonstrate an understanding of conducting through practical application; and apply knowledge of theory through written application. Additionally, students in the advanced course will be able to: perform sight singing scalar patterns; apply knowledge of theory through written notation (academic theory); identify pitch and musical notation; utilize number and solfege systems to sight sing; facilitate basic conducting patterns; demonstrate skills through dictation, both aural and rhythmic; and utilize major and minor scales and key signatures. 


This course includes sight singing, ear training, and written theory with the emphasis on sight singing. Upon entrance to the Conservatory, students take a two-part music theory placement exam (written and sight singing of melodies) to determine their placement within three levels of study (beginning, intermediate, and advanced).

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Musical Theatre and related disciplines (5/10) (7/15 revalidation). NOTE: This course and Applied Music Theory II form a 2-semester hour course in Musical Theatre and related disciplines.