David Castro received a B.Mus. in Music Education from Pacific Union College, a M.M. in Music Theory from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Oregon. He currently teaches courses in theory, aural skills, counterpoint, and advanced analysis. Dr. Castro's research interests include the music of Dmitri Shostakovich and Arvo Pärt, and the pedagogy of music theory. His most recent publication appears in the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy and he has presented papers at various conferences, both in the US and in the UK. Castro is a member of both the Website Editorial Board for the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy and the Society for Music Theory’s Committee on Diversity.