Frederick Reece


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Frederick Reece is a Lecturer at the Frost School of Music. His research examines the works of major eighteenth- and nineteenth-century composers as emulated by twentieth-century forgers, and the construction of analogue and digital machines for the simulation of musical composition itself. Dr. Reece is currently working on a book addressing these themes, titled The Craft of Forgery in Musical Composition. At the Frost School of Music, he teaches classes in classical music history, music analysis, and music theory.
Dr. Reece holds a Ph.D. and MA in music from Harvard University and a B.A. from the University of Oxford. He is the recipient of academic honors including a DAAD Research Fellowship (2015–16), a Harvard Horizons Scholarship (2017), and the American Musicological Society’s Paul A. Pisk Prize (2015) and Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Fellowship (2017). His most recent research article, “Composing Authority in Six Forged ‘Haydn’ Sonatas,” was published in the Journal of Musicology in 2018.