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Alan Reese is a music theorist specializing in post-tonal analysis, as well as music and politics. He holds a PhD in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music, an MM in Music Theory from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a BM in Music Theory and BM in Piano Performance from the University of Georgia.

Alan's interest in post-tonal music includes analytical approaches to the compositions of Karol Szymanowski, Grażyna Bacewicz, and Undine Smith Moore. Meanwhile, his research on the intersection between music and politics focuses on post-9/11 country music, as well as the influence of neoliberalism in the music theory classroom.

Alan's work can be found in Music Theory SpectrumMusic Theory Online, and Expanding the Canon: Black Composers in the Music Theory Classroom. He has also presented research at meetings for the Society for Music Theory, Theorizing African-American Music, and at various regional conferences.