University Teaching Evaluations 

Associate Instructor Student Evaluations with averaged recommendation (teacher instruction/course approval):

Fundamentals of Music Theory 1A — Fall, 2022     95%

Popular Electronic Music — Summer, 2022     98%

Electronic Music — Fall, 2021     94%

Introduction to Western Music — Summer, 2021 & 2022     98% 

Teaching Assistant Student Evaluations:

Exploring the Musical Mind — Winter, 2022

Fundamentals of Music Theory — Fall, 2020

Culture, Art, and Technology — Summer, 2020

Music History (Hip-Hop) —  Spring, 2019

Sample Syllabus:

Introduction to Western Music — Syllabus Summer, 2021

"The discussions allow me see where I am with my learning and every time I complete them I feel like I have a community where I can comfortably share my thoughts. With the discussions I receive constructive criticism and acknowledgement when I do something well, this ultimately helps me reframe my thinking and work on improving my final assignments."

-UC San Diego Student (Summer, 2023)

"Berk always found time to take and answer questions during his lectures. He was always looking for student feedback and consulted the class many times throughout the quarter regarding how they felt about the content we were learning in terms of its difficulty and what we felt we needed to spend more time [on]. He really showed that he cared and wanted everyone to succeed."  

-UC San Diego Student (Fall, 2022)

"The lectures to me have been extremely engaging and helpful in preparing me for both the final paper and project. The readings and the lectures have allowed me to learn new things about electronic music, such as how it evolved into what it currently is today, but I’ve also been able to learn about artists I had not known of in the past."  

-UC San Diego Student (Summer, 2022)

"[Berk] always had an enthusiastic attitude in the class. It seemed like he was genuinely interested in the material we were covering in class..."

-UC San Diego Student (Spring, 2022)

"I loved this course! It was almost exactly what I came in expecting, and I got what I wanted and more. I learned so much even though I thought I knew a lot about electronic music already. We learned history, had active listening, and our own input and analysis. The class was super fun and always stimulating. I might be biased because I love all music, but it was definitely a great window into a lot of other genres I don't always look at and it was great to see an instructor bring so many new and fun things to the table." 

-UC San Diego Student (Fall, 2021)