David Mosher

Assistant Professor of Music, Core Curriculum

Degrees

Ph.DMusic TheoryUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.M.Music TheoryUniversity of Houston
B.M.Piano and Music EducationHoward Payne University

Professional Experience

  • The College of Saint Rose, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music–Core Curriculum Fall, 2018–current
  • The College of Saint Rose, adjunct Fall, 2017–Spring, 2018 Courses Taught: Music Theory 2, 3, and 4 Advanced Ear Training and Sight Singing 1 and 2 Ear Training and Sight Singing 2
  • Keene State College, adjunct Fall, 2017–Spring, 2018 Courses Taught: Music Theory 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2011—2015 Courses Taught: Post-Tonal Theory (Lecturer, Fall 2015) Aural Skills III (Lecturer, Fall 2015) Aural Skills I (Lecturer, Fall 2014) Fundamentals of Music Theory (Spring 2013,Co-Instructor; Spring 2015, TA) Analysis of Post-Tonal Music (Spring 2013, Instructor) Aural Skills I, II, III, and IV labs (TA)
  • University of Houston 2008—2011 Courses Taught: Music Theory I, II, III, and IV; Aural Skills I, II, III, and IV (TA)

Research/Creative Works

Dr. Mosher’s research interests include jazz ear-training and music theory, music
cognition and perception, and music theory pedagogy, as well as analysis of popular and
20th century music. His doctoral dissertation, “Implicit Learning As A Means Of Tonal
Jazz Pitch-Listening Skills Acquisition,” presents an empirically-based model
for developing listeners’ ears for pitch structures common to tonal jazz melody and
harmony.

Mosher has presented papers at the International Conference on Music Perception and
Cognition (ICMPC), the University of Calgary’s Confounding Expectations Conference,
NAfME-Collegiate, and the Music Talks at Saint Rose lecture series.

Mosher has served as the Local Arrangements Coordinator for The Music Theory
Society of New York State (2019), and also founded and organizes the Music Talks at
Saint Rose lecture series. He also actively composes, arranges, and performs in and for
several regional organizations, including producing both traditional and contemporary
services for FBC, Amherst.