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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

Vocal Technique I


60 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: incorporate alignment while singing; demonstrate proper breathing technique for singing; coordinate register transitions; establish preparation skills; utilize correct signing terminology; create fluid articulation for ease of delivering text; and demonstrate full range of the singing voice. 


This course focuses on the entire process of singing. Students memorize and perform songs from musical theatre repertoire. The technique of singing is explored and then applied to the performance of these songs. Various songs are used to explore the technical skills of posture/alignment, breathing, working release of the articulators, extending pitch range, coordinating register transitions, implementing music theory skills, building practice and preparation skills, and understanding the basic terminology of singing. The final song of the course is presented in a performance before the faculty.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Musical Theatre and related disciplines (5/10) (7/15 revalidation). NOTE: This course and Private Voice I form a 3 semester hour course in Musical Theatre and related disciplines.