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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 II

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 larger intervals into exercises; perform skillful breath control; coordinate phrasing and dynamic control; demonstrate tonal energy for core and ring; and manage belting and mix. 


This course further enhances the focus on the entire process of singing. Students learn and perform songs from traditional musical theatre repertoire. The technique of singing is explored and applied to the performance of these songs. Songs will be used to explore the technical skills from the previous semester: alignment, breathing, tension release, phonation, resonance, legato, register transitions, shape of vowels and consonants, as well as continuing with: implementing music theory skills, building practice and preparation skills and understanding basic terminology of singing. The following new technical skills are introduced: working exercises with larger intervals, longer line (which requires more skillful breath control), phrasing and dynamic control, tonal energy for core and ring, variation in timbre, belting, and mix for both traditional and contemporary musical theatre repertoire. The work from Private Voice lessons is presented in a performance before the faculty in their Vocal Technique and Vocal Performance classes. Students are evaluated in writing and goals are recommended for the second semester. 

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 II form a 2 semester hour course in Musical Theatre and related disciplines.