Ohio State University
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David Butler

Professor Emeritus of Music (retired)

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Brief Biography:

David Butler taught music in the East Cleveland and Columbus (OH) public schools and at the College of Charleston (SC) before joining the School of Music at the Ohio State University. He retired from OSU in 2003 and now resides in in the beautiful town of Sedona, Arizona. His research interests include musical perception and cognition, aural training pedagogy, and aspects of tonality. Butler has presented research papers at numerous conferences in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and his articles and reviews have appeared in Music Perception, The Psychology of Music, Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Spectrum, in theory only, Indiana Theory Review, Perception & Psychophysics, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Memory and Learning. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals and is currently consulting editor for Music Perception and editor of College Music Symposium. His book, The Musician's Guide to Perception and Cognition, was released in 1992 by Schirmer Books.

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Mailing Address:

1600 East Fabulous Texan Way
Sedona, Arizona 86336

E-mail Address:

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