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In addition, he writes iPhone Apps and real-time software for use in voice teaching.
Outside academic research David is an accomplished choral conductor, choral singer and organist. His passion for the history and development of pipe organs means that on those rare days he can get away from the research lab you may find him visiting churches looking for opportunities to play interesting pipe organs; they are so varied and typically, each one is unique. David has played the organ regularly in local churches, including St. Luke's Burtonstone Lane in York (2 manuals and pedals), as well as for church services, concerts and special services in York Minster and elsewhere. He also accompanies regularly on the piano for after dinner events, concerts and other events.
David is very proud to have been made an Honorary Member of the Association of Croatian Choral Directors after giving an Invited Keynote at the Ars Choralis 2014 Conference and to have been presented with a plaque for his Scientific Research in the field of Chorusology. David gives lectures to encourage public understanding of science, engineering and technology as often as possible and has led a number of Cafe Scientifique events, National Science and Engineering Week stands, and has appeared on TV as presenter (Voice and Castrato for BBC4-TV) and many times as an interviewee. He works with Francis Newton on providing healthy voice use advice and guidance workshops as 'Voice Matters'.
Away from work David is a keen sailor and has completed the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Day Skipper qualification.
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David M Howard
David M Howard was born in the Medway Towns in south east England. He holds a BSc (Eng) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (1978) and a PhD (1985) in Human Communication (cochlear implant hearing aid development). David was a lecturer in the Department of Phonetics and Linguistics at University College London (1979-1990) and then he moved to the Department of Electronics at the University of York, UK to teach music technology. There he holds a Personal Chair in Music Technology and he teaches and researches in that area with particular reference to the analysis and synthesis of the human voice for both singing and speaking.
David is a Chartered Engineer (electronic), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), Senior Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Senior Member IEEE), Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics (FIOA), Member of the Audio Engineering Society (MAES), Member of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians (MBAAP) and Member of the British Voice Association. Until recently he was Head of Department of Electronics at the University of York, UK.
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