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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

Private Voice I

12 hours (12 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; practice fluid articulation for ease of delivering text; coordinate register transitions for mastery of any song; demonstrate physical coordination of inhalation and exhalation; manage breathing for singing; perform working release of the articulators; demonstrate extended pitch range; and solidify register transitions.  


This course focuses on the entire process of singing. Students prepare and perform songs from musical theatre repertoire. The technique of singing is explored and applied to the performance of these songs. Songs are used to explore the technical skills of posture/alignment, breathing (inhalation and exhalation), release of tension especially in the jaw and tongue, phonation (onset of tone), resonance, legato line, smooth register transitions, structure and shape of vowels and consonants, implementing music theory skills, building practice and preparation skills and understanding basic terminology of singing. The work from Private Voice lessons are presented in performance before the faculty in their Vocal Technique class. Students are evaluated in writing. Goals for the second semester are recommended. 

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 Vocal Technique I form a 3 semester hour course in Musical Theatre and related disciplines.