- Associate Professor of Music Theory
- Music Theory & Music Composition Area Coordinator
Ph.D. University of Exeter; M.A. Clare College, University of Cambridge; M.M. King’s College, University of London; B.A. University of York
Formerly a member of the teaching staff at Keele and Exeter universities, UK, and University College Dublin, Alan has also held research posts at Clare College, University of Cambridge, and Yale University (where he worked with Allen Forte). From 2008–09 he was Visiting Slee Professor of Music Theory at SUNY Buffalo, and in 2016 was elected to a Visiting Research Fellowship at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. A member of the advisory board of the journal Music Analysis, he served as editor from 2005–11, and latterly as associate editor (2012–17). The author of numerous articles on aspects of musical and critical theory, his recent published work includes a contribution to the symposium Stravinsky in Context, edited by Graham Griffiths (Cambridge University Press, 2021).