David M Howard is a
Chartered Engineer (electronic), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering
(FIET), Senior Member of the Institution of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IEEE), Fellow of the Institute of
(FIOA), Member of the Audio Engineering Society
(MAES), Member of the British
Association of Academic Phoneticians
of the British
, and the Head of Department of
at the University of York, UK. 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. In addition, he writes iPhone Apps
software for use in voice teaching.
David is an organist, choir conductor and choral singer and
he links his musical interests in with his research whenever
possible. He conducts the Vale of York
, a choir that sings Evensong once a month in
York Minster. He is always looking for opportunities to play
interesting pipe organs; they are so varied and typically,
each one is unique.
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 many times as an interviewee.
Away from work David is a keen sailor and having completed
(RYA) Day Skipper qualification.
He bare-boat charters yachts for holidays with his
family in the Mediterranean when opportunities arise.
He hopes to complete the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal
qualification in due course when he has sufficient sea miles
on his log.
David also enjoys skiing but has major boot issues even
after having a pair specially fitted. Perhaps he will move