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Thanks for creating a Commons account and joining our course site. I’m excited to read your thoughts about music in each of your blogs throughout the semester. Please comment below to briefly introduce yourself (name, year, major) and share your favorite musician/song/group/composer that you like, along with a related musical recording from Youtube.

For example, here’s my introduction. Hi everyone! My name is Samuel Teeple and I’ll be teaching this course. I’m working on my PhD in Historical Musicology at the CUNY Graduate Center. One of my favorite composers is Felix Mendelssohn since I study German music in the 1800s–here’s the London Symphony Orchestra playing his piece The Hebrides, a work he composed in 1830 after spending time in Scotland near the sea.


  1. Hello everyone! My name is Punesha Roopnarine and I am currently a freshman at Queens College, expecting to graduate in 2026. I plan to major in Computer Science BS as well as do a minor in Data Analytics. I am someone who sticks to the songs of my culture, so my music genre falls under soca, chutney, reggae, dancehall, and Indian music, more specifically Bollywood music. One of my favorite soca artists is Kes. His music is feel-good music, something you can always enjoy and groove to. Here’s the link to one of my favorite songs of his: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STADgoDnWvU

  2. Better late than never, right? Hello! I’m Regina Gultom, a freshman majoring in Music Performance for Voice! Since I’m open to anything, I can’t pick an all-time favorite artist or genre to save my life. Currently, I seem to be indulging in many Broadway and original movie soundtracks, so here’s “Lend Me Your Voice” from the movie “Belle” that I’ve been loving recently: https://youtu.be/HrsvWUQr8cU

  3. Hey it’s nice to meet everyone. I’m Kai Jiang, a freshmen at QC.I’m currently majoring in Economics, but I’m still a bit undecided (just testing the waters sadly). Music has always been a large part of my life, so I ended up listening to a lot of genres such as, but not limited to classical, pop, lowfi, hip-hop, rock, EDM, ect. I also taught myself to play classical guitar in my free time, during quarantine. It’s hard for me to choose a specific favorite artist/composer.
    Although a piece I’ve been really enjoying, is Prelude by Twoset Violin, a professional violin YouTube duo. https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=5s7iiE3HLgI&feature=emb_logo

  4. Hey everyone. I’m Susan Impellizzieri. I am a Freshman at QC. I’m majoring in Family and Comsumer Science and am going to be a teacher for this type of class. I was interested in taking this class because of my interest in music ever since a young age. My favorite music is 70s and 80s rock.

  5. Hey everyone it’s nice to meet you. My name is Justin Yo and I will be majoring in psychology. I like a variety of music and don’t have one specific genre I like. My favorite piece of music is The “Merry-Go-Round of Life” by Joe Hisaishi. I like this song because of how soothing it is and the way it impacted certain scene in the movie. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f7SS57LFPco

  6. Heyy! My name is Soja, Im a freshman and im planning on majoring into Computer science. I love learning new instruments and listening to music. I dont necessarily have a specific genre of music I always listen to, I guess it depends on what I’m doing at the moment. But currently my favorite song to listen to is Luna, amore e no by Piero Piccioni. I had played the cello in school from fourth to twelfth grade so, I always love a good song with strings in the back. https://youtu.be/JTmgAJ6o_ZU

    • Hi Soja! Can you add your last name and a profile picture of yourself to your Commons account? It’s helpful for learning everyone’s names. If you prefer not to for some reason, just let me know. Thanks!

  7. Hi!! I’m Katia, I’m a freshman at QC, and my major is undecided right now however, I’m interested in Drama and Psychology. I love all genres of music, mostly spanish, rap, and metal. I love to dance to all genres of music too! One of my favorite artists is Becky G. Here is one of her latest popular songs!

  8. Hello, nice to meet everyone! I’m Joanne Sun, a freshman majoring in Biology. I listen to different genres of music, a few which are lo-fi, classical, and pop (including k-pop, j-pop, and c-pop). There isn’t really a specific type of music that I’m really into, and I would often listen to music to calm or motivate myself.
    A piece I enjoy is called “Big Fish “ by the Chinese artist Zhou Shen.

  9. Hey everyone! My name is Derick Caba, freshman at Queens College and I’m majoring in Comp Sci. I love music and its an everyday part of my life. My favorite genres have to be Rap and R&B. My favorite artist has to be the one and only Jack Harlow. I think his flow and voice are just the perfect match.

  10. Hello everyone! My name is Adriana Limo, and I am a freshman at Queens College. I am majoring in Psychology. I love listening to music whenever I get the chance. I enjoy listening to all types of music but my favorite genres would have to be pop, hip-hop, or rap. My favorite artist is Kanye West, I enjoy all of his songs but I think my favorite one is “Touch the Sky” off his Late Registration album. https://youtu.be/B95OUKk7alM

  11. Hi fellow classmates and teacher. My name is Ibrahim Kuku, and I am a freshman just like the majority of the whole class. as of this moment, my major is Math but i am trying to switch to computer science ASAP. I am a fan of listening to every type of music like cultural songs etc. also I have to mention that Afrobeat has a special place to me. if you need quality afrobeat playlist, hit me up cause am your guy. just one thing about me is that I wait for people to start comm… with me before I interact with them.

  12. Hi everyone my name is Fiza Ahmed, and I will be majoring in psychology and political science. I tend to listen to all types of music but I specifically like listening to Bollywood/Pakistani music the most. Right now a favorite song would be “Without me” by Halsey. I like that the song is full of emotion. https://youtu.be/J6enOG547lk

  13. Hello everyone my name is Kayla Roman and I am a freshman. My major is undecided since im not sure what I want to do just yet. As for music I like a wide variety of songs from different genres. I feel like it really depends on my mood when it comes to what I want to listen to for example throw back songs, R&B, spanish songs and much more. I don’t really have a favorite artist but one song I like recently was Scarred by Giveon. https://youtu.be/IkI0R4cyc8A

  14. Hello everyone, my name is Marcus Marcial. I am a freshman and I’m majoring in computer science. The music genres I listen to are Hip Hop, R&B, and Pop music. I had an interest in taking this class because I always had a love for music. I also used to play the drums. I started playing at 12 years old and now I have an interest in music production. At this moment I don’t have a specific artist that I like but a few are, Kanye West, Travis Scott, 50 cent, Asap Rocky, and Drake.

  15. Hey everyone! I am Ellie and I’m a freshman here at Queens college. I am on the volleyball team and am majoring in physical education. I love listening to old music. I also like country music and go to a lot of country concerts. I have a playlist for any mood I am in and always have music playing so I think I will enjoy this class:)

  16. Hi guys,I’m Zhuoyao Wen and I am a Freshman at QC. I’m planning on majoring in Economics .I love music and its a part of my life.I listen different genres of music ,but my favorite music genres would be pop, like j-pop and c-pop.I also like some listens classical music ,it made me feel relaxed.One of my favorite artists is Yorushika. I’ve been listening to their latest songs lately called ‘Left-Right Confusion’. https://youtu.be/VHV0xH-x71E

  17. Hey guys! I am Sophia Pappalardi, a Freshman at Queens College. I am planning on majoring in Graphic Design and Art. Music has been a major role in my life since a young age. I can play the drums and read sheet music. My favorite genre of music is mostly 80’s pop and rock, with the 50’s being a guilty pleasure. My favorite artists is Will Wood, a modern artist. I am great at making playlists for any situation.

  18. Hello everyone! My name is Luis Almachi Metrio and I am a Freshman at Queens College. I plan on majoring in Computer Science and following a career within that field. I listen to music all the time and enjoy listening to different genres such as classic rock, rap, pop and even music from around the world such as K-pop, J-rock and Spanish songs. A song that I have had on repeat recently is “Late Night Talking” by Harry Styles. It just puts me in a good mood. https://youtu.be/RwT77rlp2CE

  19. Hi everybody, my name is Daniel Wahed. I’m a freshman at QC planning on majoring in Computer Science. I play guitar and piano a little bit and that’s mainly where my song preferences come from, I enjoy anything with one or both of those instruments in the song. Music that I listen to is based on emotions or how I’m feeling day-to-day so a lot of the songs that I listen to will be all instrumentals or with a lot of vocals. Here’s a song from an album by The Strokes that I really enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4qsjmLxhow

  20. Hey everyone! My name is Xinhui Chen or you guys can call me Anna. I’m a freshman and I’m currently undecided. I don’t have a specific genre of music I like cause I like all kinds of music and enjoys them. I used to play violin, but then due to some personal issue, I stopped. I still want to learn other instruments such as guitar and piano, maybe in the future.

  21. Hello everyone!
    My name is Megan Mero, a freshman planning to major in English Education. I listen to a lot of different genres of music, so I don’t really have a favorite genre, but I have been listening to a lot of Jazz. Currently my favorite artist is Laufey.

  22. Hello everyone. My name is Sungjoo Shin and I’m a freshmen at Queens College. My major is currently undecided, however im leaning more towards the education side. It’s hard choosing a favorite song but overall I love music. I enjoy singing and playing various instruments as well as listening to music with any chance I get.

  23. Hi, my name is Anand Misir and I’m a freshman at Queens College. My major is currently English but I might change it soon. I’ve been playing guitar for three years. I don’t think I could pick a favorite song but I do have an extreme love of music, especially hard rock and heavy metal and I don’t think I could live without it.

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