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Sean R. Smither is a music theorist and jazz drummer from Somerville, New Jersey. He is a PhD candidate at Rutgers University, holds an MA in Music Theory from Rutgers, and a BFA in Jazz Performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. His research focuses on the analysis of jazz standards, improvisation, and interaction, and utilizes tools from linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive psychology to shed light on music-theoretical concerns. He has presented his research at national and regional conferences throughout North America.