4pPPb4. W. D. Ward as musical acoustician, journal editor, and reviewer.

Session: Thursday Afternoon, June 19

Author: Daniel W. Martin
Location: 7349 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244


W. Dixon Ward's musical talent as an expert pianist and a singer, combined with experience and training in both psychology and physics, provided the background for his significant doctoral research on pitch at Harvard University; for subsequent research in musical acoustics at the Baldwin Piano and Organ Company; and for continuing research in musical sound throughout his career. Twice Dix served the Journal as an associate editor for psychological acoustics. He peer-reviewed many Journal articles in psycho-acoustics, musical acoustics, and noise. He reviewed numerous books, and served on acoustical standards committees including acoustical terminology.

ASA 133rd meeting - Penn State, June 1997