Long interested in music and sound, David McClain’s varied 40+ year career includes work in astronomy, computer architecture, system software design, and signal processing. His current work is an extension of Dr. Arthur Benade’s work in the physics of musical sound. Dr. McClain studied physics and astronomy at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology but left his undergraduate program early to pursue graduate studies in theoretical astrophysics at The City College of New York. He then completed his doctoral studies in observational infrared astrophysics at the University of Wyoming.