Alan Reese's research focuses on analytical approaches to twentieth-century music, in particular the impressionist compositions of Karol Szymanowski. Additional interests include transformational theory, late-nineteenth century German harmonic theory and twentieth century Polish art music.


  • BM in piano and music theory, University of Georgia (2011)
  • MM, University of Colorado at Boulder (2013)
  • Ph.D. in music theory, Eastman School of Music (2018)