Ph. D., University of Chicago, 2011
B. A., University of California, 1995
Mark Yeary earned his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Chicago. His dissertation, "Perception, Pitch, and Musical Chords," examines how hearing a simultaneity of tones as a single entity—a chord—shapes our experience of listening to harmonic music. He has taught music theory at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the University of Chicago.
Yeary has presented papers at the Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Midwest, 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 Igor Stravinsky and Olivier Messiaen, the empirical investigation of hearing and categorizing chords, the roles of timbre and context in musical listening tasks, and the cultural and musical exegesis of rock.