Visiting Assistant Professor (Music Theory)
indiana [dot] edu
Simon Center, M325K
- Ph.D. in History and Theory of Music, University of Chicago, 2011
- B.A. in Cognitive Science, University of California—Berkeley, 1995
Mark Yeary received his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Chicago. His dissertation, "Perception, Pitch, and Musical Chords," examines how we may hear a musical simultaneity as a single entity and how this mode of perception shapes our experience of listening to harmonic music. He has presented papers at the Society for Music Theory, the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, the International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, and several university workshops and colloquia. His research interests include the structure and use of chords in the works of Stravinsky and Messiaen, the empirical investigation of hearing and categorizing chords, the roles of timbre and context in the aural pedagogy of harmonic music, and the organizational and performance practices of early English vocal polyphony.