Matthew Goodheart

Aug 2016

Solid Music Hum section. Professor Goodheart does a great job of balancing discussion of formal structures in music with emotional, personal responses to it. He's also great at keeping the class interesting and responding to student questions and ideas. Not a huge amount of historical context is covered, until you get to the 20th century when he does discuss more of it. Still, I felt like I left the class with a stronger ability to listen to all kinds of music and appreciate pieces even when I may not like them. Definitely recommend staying in his section or registering for it – it was a valuable, interesting, and stress-free way to take Music Hum.