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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 Performance I

48 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: identify the journey/arc of songs; create specific environments; utilize focal points and imagery; articulate the moment before by utilizing introductory music; recognize the art of conversation and the need for the "others voice"; identify obstacles for the character/self in the song; utilize tactics to achieve objectives in the song; perform active and positive/hopeful choices (doing versus feeling); and employ personalization techniques to communicate the story of a song.


This course is designed to enable actors to approach music and lyrics from their own points of view. Lyrics are explored as monologues and music is explored as a technique to support the emotional life of the actor/character. The foundations of solid acting technique are applied to all work in Vocal Performance. Materials for the semester are selected from various composer groups, including: Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Vincent Youmans, Harold Arlen, Burton Lane, Frank Loesser, Frederick Loewe, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Arthur Schwartz.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Musical Theatre, Drama, and related disciplines (5/10) (7/15 revalidation). NOTE: This course and Acting II form a 4 semester hour course in Musical Theatre, Drama, and related disciplines.