David Bashwiner is ABD in the History and Theory of Music, soon to complete his PhD entitled, “Musical Emotion: Towards a Biologically Grounded Theory,” work which has been generously supported by a Whiting Dissertation Fellowship. Bashwiner has spoken at conferences internationally, including a poster presentation given at The Neurosciences and Music III conference in Montréal in June of 2008, a talk given at the EthNoise! colloquium in Chicago in May of 2008, and a talk to be given in Durham, UK, this coming September at the International Conference on Music and Emotion. In addition to contributing a chapter to art historian Barbara Stafford’s upcoming volume on neuroaesthetics (University of Chicago Press), Bashwiner also received an honorable mention at the recent Music Theory Midwest conference for his paper entitled, “What is Musical Syntax? An Evolutionary Perspective.” Bashwiner began teaching at Knox College this Fall.