James Ancona - University of Delaware

Professor: James Ancona
Department: Music
College: University of Delaware
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MUSC113
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Jimothy "Percussion" Ancona is one of the coolest profs you'll ever have. He writes frickin' AMAZING music that will challenge you but make you grow as a percussionist. Sometimes Marcus shows up and that makes everyone happier. 12/10 recommend.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MUSC999
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Jim is a great instructor. I've had him for a couple of different musical classes and he is always helpful and understanding regardless of your skill level. He can be tough on the occasion but its only to make you better. I have became a better percussionist because of him.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: SYMPHBAND
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great conductor. Always has a joke to crack. Made class very enjoyable.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MUSC113
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Jim Ancona has been one of the best professors I have ever had. He is extremely helpful when you are polite and courteous and do what you are supposed to do to be prepared for his class. Once you get to know him he isn't so scary and is a pretty funny guy
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MUSC114
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
class was alright. decent conductor and a nice guy
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MUSC114
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great prof. Check out his facebok group!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MUSC221
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Look past the people who talk about his "ego" and complain about him being hard. He is the most modest person I know especially considering what he has done. Most importantly, he has helped make me who I am as a person and a percussionist. If you want to be great, be a sponge to what he says. He won't take anything but your best.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: BAND
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MARCHINGBAND
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He knows his stuff but he thinks he is Jesus Christ which isn't so great. Then again, he IS a percussionist...
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PERC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It is undeniable that he expects alot, but if you rise to the occasion he can help you become an excellent percussionist/musician. He can be moody, don't take that personally. Just practice, right now, stop reading, go practice.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MUSC114SYMPH
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He knows what he's doing and has a good personality. Makes class fun/bearable. Only boring part is when people don't pay attention or don't try. Just pay attention and play your part and hope everyone else does!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: SYMPHONIC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I think he was pretty fair to all musicians, clear conductor, cool concert
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SYMPHONIC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Outstanding conductor, prepare and you'll be fine. If you're a slacker - WATCH OUT!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: SYMPHONIC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
ABSOLUTE JERK!! I took band for an elective and would never do it again b/c he was so rude and arrogant to all the non-music majors. wouldn't even speak to me during the semester. i got an A but it was lots of hours for 1 credit.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: SYMPHONIC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very passionate about making music. Good professor. Let's you know when you're doing a good job and what you need to work on. Just don't mess with him! And practice!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MUSC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's a really talented guy but not very helpful for non-percussion people. Nice guy though
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MUS113
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Jim is an incredibly talented teacher. He can be your best friend but he can be shady as hell sometimes too. People who are complaining are too disrespectful to understand that he is trying to help them...expects a lot, so be willing to practice
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MUSIC
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
musical genius, anyone who complains about this guy is in denial and cant take criticism. its an honor to be at a school where he teaches.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: SYMBAND
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great guy. Practice and he'll love you. Don't catch him on an off day though! Recommended!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: BAND
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
gives great advice sometimes.. a great guy, when he's in a good mood.
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