AP / LK / GK

Curricular overview for Music in 11th and 12th Grade
The Music Curriculum in 11th and 12th grades incorporates the historical and cultural aspects of music (1-4) as well as the theory of music (5,6) as detailed in the following overview. Students have the choice between a Grundkurs and a Leistungskurs with the Leistungskurs approaching the curriculum in more detail:

1. Music through the ages: Overview of the various style periods
2. Music and society: e.g. Music during the third Reich
3. Music of various cultures: e.g. world music
4. Music in connection with other art forms and forms of expression:
e.g. film music, ballet, music drama
5. The structure of music: e.g. form
6. The basics of music: composition and harmony

LK Music
Abitur students can take Music as one of their Leistungskurse in 11th and 12th grade. The German curriculum is followed over the course of the four semesters, and a wide variety of topics in music history, theory, performance and individual creativity are explored. Playing an instrument or having singing experience is not a requirement, but it certainly helps. Attending performances of live music is an important part of the curriculum.

Grundkurs Music
The Music Grundkurs at JFKS is for students in grades 11 and 12 and is an elective. It is primarily Abitur students who take this course, though it is certainly open to diploma students as well. The class/subject can also be selected for Abitur examinations. The German curriculum is followed over the course of the four semesters, and a wide variety of topics in music history, theory, performance and individual creativity are explored. Playing an instrument or having singing experience is not a requirement, but it certainly helps. Attending performances of live music is an important part of the curriculum. This course is sometimes offered by American teachers and sometimes by German teachers. The mother tongue of the teacher is the language of the particular class.

AP Music Theory
AP Music Theory is an intensive study of music theory rules and practices from the European Common Practice Period. Students who wish to study music theory in great depth or who wish to prepare for the AP exam should take the course. A strong basic understanding of music theory is necessary to begin the course.

The course meets 2 class hours per week.
Admission is by permission of the instructor only.

Instructor: Lori Cook
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The JFKS Fine Arts Department

Department Chairs
Music
Lori Cook - Elementary School
lcook@jfksberlin.org
Dr. Joseph Curtis - High School
jcurtis@jfksberlin.org
Esther Freymadl - Oberstufe
efreymadl@jfksberlin.org
Music Office G114
Phone +49-30-90299 5187
Art
Ingrid Stahl, G203
istahl@jfksberlin.org
Phone +49-30-90299 5762
Drama
Rebecca McDaniel, G116
rmcdaniel@jfksberlin.org
Phone +49-30-90299 5634