Texas Tech University

David Sears

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts
Performing Arts Research Lab (PeARL)

Email: david.sears@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-4330

Office: School of Music, Rm 239

David Sears

Dr. David Sears holds Bachelor's degrees in Music and English from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a PhD in music theory from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Prior to arriving at Texas Tech, he held a post-doctoral research position in the Department of Computational Perception at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. His research interests include music perception and cognition, computational approaches to music theory and analysis, emotion and psychophysiology, and sensorimotor synchronization. Recent publications have appeared in Music Perception, the Journal of New Music Research, the International Journal of Psychophysiology, Eighteenth-Century Music, and an edited volume on cadences in the classical repertoire. He also continues to present research at conferences related to music perception and cognition (ICMPC, SMPC, ESCOM), music information retrieval (ISMIR, CMMR, MML), and music theory and analysis (SMT, EuroMAC). 
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