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Frederick Reece

Postdoctoral Resident Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University

As postdoctoral resident scholar and visiting assistant professor at Indiana University, I conduct research and teach a variety of classes in music theory, analysis, and related topics. Before coming to IU, I taught musicology and music theory at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and received degrees from the University of Oxford (BA) and Harvard University (MA, PhD).

My current research examines the works of canonical western composers as emulated by musical forgers, from the eighteenth century to the present day. I’m completing a book addressing this topic, titled The Craft of Forgery in Musical Composition. Work on this project has been generously supported by the American Musicological Society (AMS 50 Fellowship; Paul A. Pisk Prize; Harold Powers World Travel Fund) and by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), among others.

Further areas of research interest include intellectual property law, the history of music theory, artificial intelligence in music, and issues in philosophical aesthetics. My most recent article, “Composing Authority in Six Forged ‘Haydn’ Sonatas,” appeared in the Journal of Musicology in 2018.

Photo Credit (Headshot) — Stu Rosner