David M. Kaslow

Horn Professor Emeritus

Lamont School of Music, Denver University

Home Address:  3380 Folsom St., Unit 111
Boulder, Colorado 80304
Home Telephone: 720 406-3496
Email:  dkaslow@du.edu

Author, Living Dangerously with the Horn: Thoughts on Life and Art 

  (Foreman Institute award, best book on the arts, 1996)


With Aspirations High: Discussions and Exercises for Musicians

(Colorado MENC award, best book on music, 2002)

Both books are published by Birdalone Books and are available nationally at bookstores, through www.booksense.com, or (signed) from dkaslow@du.edu. For private horn instruction, chamber music coaching, book club discussions, and book-editing please contact dkaslow@du.edu, or telephone 720 406-3496.


"Smorendo for D K," a poem by Thomas McCoy    Twenty-three published speeches, First Edition cd liner notes, and articles


David Martin Kaslow, Horn Professor Emeritus, University of Denver

Address: 3380 Folsom St., Unit 111, Boulder, Colorado 80304

Telephone: 720 406-3496

Email: dkaslow@du.edu

Born: May 12, 1943, Brooklyn, New York

Education: BM, Horn Performance, 1963; MM, Horn Performance, 1969; Manhattan School of Music (horn studies with Richard Moore)

Professional horn performances: Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra; Manhattan Woodwind Quintet; Little Orchestra Society; New York Philharmonia; National Ballet of Canada; Mantovani Orchestra; National Symphony Orchestra; Aspen Chamber Symphony; New Hampshire Music Festival; Denver Symphony Orchestra; Bonfils Theater Staff Orchestra; Central City Opera Orchestra; Denver Brass Trio; Young Audiences, Inc. ensembles in New York City, Washington, DC, and Denver

Teaching: horn teacher, Williamsburgh Settlement; adjunct professor, Colorado State University; adjunct professor, The Naropa Institute; adjunct professor, The University of Colorado in Denver; horn professor/horn professor emeritus, Denver University; faculty, "Explore" program of The Northstar Institute; professor, Community College of Vermont; consultant and guest lecturer, Union Institute University; faculty, Vermont Youth Orchestra; instructor, Vermont and Colorado Elderhostel program (Road Scholar); instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; staff, Mountains and Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service

Awards and Grants: writer residency fellowship, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts; support grant, The John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund; support grants, Lamont Music Associates; support grant, Denver University Faculty Research Fund; writer residency fellowship, The Helene M. Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico; book prizes, The Foreman Institute Award and Colorado State Music Teachers Association 

Publications, lectures and masterclasses: article, Living Dangerously with the Horn, "Horn Call" magazine; article, Fearlessness, "Horn Call" and "American Music Teacher" magazines; education consultant, The Fischbach Corporation; article, The Egg, "Pilgrimage" magazine; article, Relationship, "The Mensa Bulletin" magazine; book publication, Living Dangerously with the Horn: Thoughts on Life and Art, 1996; book readings, lectures, discussions, masterclasses, and signings at University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, East Texas State University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, Florida State University, Hartwick College, Naropa University; Indiana University, Oklahoma University, Bowdoin College, and The University of Vermont; book readings at Osmun Brass, The Harvard Coop Bookstore, John Rollins Bookstore, Tattered Cover Bookstore, and Striped Cat Books; guest faculty, Kendall Betts Horn Camp; article, Everything I Needed to Know I learned from an Eggshell; article, Fearless Teachers, Fearless Students, Denver Mensa "Matrix" magazine and Colorado Music Educators journal; article, Eggshells, "The Mensa Bulletin" magazine; lecture, University of Denver Faculty Lecture Series; two lectures, Colorado State Music Teachers Association; guest artist, Midwest Horn Workshop and Southwest Horn Workshop; lecture Vermont Mensa Society; lectures and masterclasses, Hunger Mountain Co-op; presenter, Onion River Arts Council; book publication, With Aspirations High: Discussions and Exercises for Musicians, 2002; article, All-Day Music Lessons, "Music for the Love of It" and "Keyboard Companion" magazines; article, The Exercise from Hades, "Horn Call" magazine; book discussion and signing, Hunger Mountain Co-Op; book reading and signing, Bear Pond Books; visiting artist, Performing Arts Institute at The Wyoming Seminary; book readings, Plainfield and Marshfield Vermont public libraries; artist-in-residence, Western US Horn Symposium; article,  All-Day Learning, "The Mensa Bulletin; book readings and interviews, radio station WGDR; Arts correspondent and columnist, Barre-Montpelier Times Argus and Rutland Herald; liner essayist, First Edition Records

Memberships: American Mensa Society; International Horn Society; Staff, Court of Last Resort of American Mensa Society; Authors Guild; Admissions Committee, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation; Board of Directors, Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra; Board of Trustees, Onion River Arts Council