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MUSC01203 months ago

This should NOT be a 100-level class!! Do not take this to fill your art requirement!! I took this because I love history and needed my art credit and it was so bad that 3/4 of the class dropped it. Every assignment can only be described as unreasonable: every week we had to write a 2-page essay (due on Friday!!) that talked about 100 pages of reading, 2+ musical pieces, and examined questions of power. It was literally impossible to do that much in 2 pages and they were not easy graders! I consider myself a strong writer and I've never gotten above a 90 on an assignment. There would be weeks where multiple papers were due and it felt unreasonable for a 100 level class. The lectures are boring and feel directionless- the two professors have clearly never taught a class with someone else. They try to make the class discussion based but ask such niche, loaded questions that everyone is too scared to speak up. In its current form, no one should take this class!

This should NOT be a 100-level class!! Do not take this to fill your art requirement!! I took this because I love history and needed my art credit and it was so bad that 3/4 of the class dropped it. Every assignment can only be described as unreasonable: every week we had to write a 2-page essay (due on Friday!!) that talked about 10 …Read more

Endless WritingTough Grading
4hrs / week Extremely difficulty Very low value Would not take again
MUSC02058 months ago

Performance lab is essentially band participation. Play music and that's pretty much it. Afropop is amazing, expressive, improvisational, and many great things. It's a great place to practice your hearing and improvising abilities because we literally don't read sheet music. We just listen.

Chill and RelaxedUngradingNo Exams
1hrs / week Low difficulty High value Would take again
MUSC02448 months ago

One of my favorite classes at Midd! Kafumbe is such a great professor and the class is so much fun. There are Sunday night reading reflections due each week, but that is the most work I have had so far. In class, we work together towards a final performance, and it is so much fun.

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingNo Exams
1hrs / week Average difficulty Very high value Would take again
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