Winter 2022 - Professor Savage was very accommodating for students who felt uncomfortable to attend class due to COVID, and he is accommodating in general. He recorded the lectures and posted the slides, and is very open to receiving and answering questions from his students. The course material can be a little hard to understand the the very first look into it, due to extensive vocabulary and philosophical elements & concepts. But, if u rewatch the lectures and really pay attention to what he is saying, it’s not really too bad. The readings aren’t also too much to do in this class, and aren’t heavily incorporated into the course. I will say, this class makes you write a lot, and it is basically all of the graded assignments. There are 2 essays, 1 midterm consisting of 2 questions, and a final consisting of 4 questions (all essays). This is kind of the only “homework” in class as well. If you don’t like writing, don’t take this class. But, I really enjoyed writing these essays and they did really make me understand the course material better because I actually had to go back, relearn it, and understand the topics better to put it into essay format. Professor Savage also gives you a spoken outline of each essay in class, and helps you through each part, which I found to be a BIG help. Overall, this class was enjoyable and I learned so many things. The way the material is presented makes it actually interesting- as Professor Savage presents the material in a relatable way. If ur looking to expand ur music history knowledge- this is the class for u!!!!