Masterpieces of Western Music

Jan 2021

I truly enjoyed her class. She is a sweetheart. even though to many the music terms may be hard, she explains them in a very clear way. She is an easy grader and gives you good feedback. 100% would take her again if given the chance.

Nov 2019

I like him! He teaches the class pretty straightforwardly. Each class we talk about a different composer. He has ~opinions~ on the Core and will share them sometimes and let us debate about women/western/what's considered art/can pop music be art, but this doesn't dominate the discussion -- usually we're talking about the readings, the music, techniques, context, etc. He is good at getting across info and allowing for interesting discussions/participation.

Apr 2019

Avoid her. If she doesn't like you, you probably won't get a good grade.

Apr 2019

She's not bad but she's not that good either. Nothing special... If you can find another professor, I recommend you change sections. If you stay in this class just try to talk a lot....

Jun 2018

Sure yes, this class is demanding and you may feel frustrated with the workload and start resenting the professor, but this class is doable, and Mailman is very passionate about music and teaching. For a 3 credit class you are going to have a workload more akin to a 5 credit class, and whilst there is a lot of preparation--reading the textbook, watching videos, doing the Mediathread assignments, there is also a lot of flexibility. Prof Mailman gives opportunities for extra credit both on homework and the exams. We had to write two papers, one on the opera which we went to together as a class and the other for a concert of our own choosing. He gave us ample time for both papers(several weeks) and provided detailed feedback. The final exam did literally take the whole 3 hours and was very content filled, yet there were many opportunities for extra points in one area if you may have struggled in another. I would say don't take this class if you are simply just looking to fulfil the core requirement and want to drift, but if you really want to learn about music, and are prepared for all the work that will come with truly developing a skill that you may have otherwise not pursued I would recommend this class.

Apr 2018

If you're in her section, consider yourself lucky. Very low-stress class, highly enjoyable in fact. Amazing professor!