Spring 2022 - I took this course because I heard from a friend that this class is super easy. While this is true, what they failed to mention is that the lectures are very dry. The lectures are 2 hours long, twice a week, and this was the only part of the course that I found to be extremely difficult. The reading assignments are not necessary, as Professor Rees will go over the exact same material in the lectures. Professor Rees seems to express her extensive knowledge about ethnomusicology through her monotone voice. There are barely any graded assignments (3 papers). My TA, Tingting Tang, was very sweet and helpful. Would highly recommend choosing Tang for your TA.
She didn't us per say as much as she invited us to learn things. She's an experimentalist in terms of what boundaries can be made about a course and the classroom itself. She added Chi Li as a lecturer and as the assistant for the performance and composition ideas we did for the final project. Unfortunately I was not able to talk to her much because she was the theorist and dizi/xiao player. However, she's really sweet and nice and such a gentle woman that I can not help but recommend her. She has a sexy British accent too.