Alexander Rehding is Fanny Peabody Professor of Music at Harvard University. He received his B.A., M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he also held a research fellowship at Emmanuel College. He held positions at the Penn Humanities Forum and the Princeton Society of Fellows before joining Harvard's Department of Music in 2003. Rehding is co-editor of Acta musicologica (with Philippe Vendrix).
In 2009 Rehding was awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). He has also received support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
- Music and Monumentality: Commemoration and Wonderment in Nineteenth-Century Germany (2009).
- Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought (2003).
- Clark, S., and Rehding, A., eds., 2001. Music Theory and Natural Order from the Renaissance to the Early Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.