Prof. Kouyoumdjian is absolutely amazing at teaching music history in a way that is both informative and engaging. While the curriculum requires her to teach a lot of the "masters" of Western music, she does an incredible job weaving them with contemporary composers from a wide range of styles. Moreover, she is full of energy, open to discussing anything, including sensitive topics in a respectful and interesting manner. She has single-handedly made me more interested in music from genres I didn't even know existed. Overall, she's a wonderful instructor who made a class I was dreading taking into one of the most fun classes I took this semester, and all of this online may I add, during COVID.