At the time of his retirement from the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2008, Daniel Katzen was second horn and had been a member since 1979. He taught at NEC from 1981 until his BSO retirement. In addition to private studio teaching, Katzen also taught the NEC brass orchestral repertoire class, and often ran wind and brass orchestra sectional rehearsals.
Katzen has been a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestras in Boston and elsewhere. He has performed and recorded with various Los Angeles orchestras and film studios. Previously, Katzen held the positions of fourth horn with the San Diego Symphony, and second horn with the Grant Park Symphony in Chicago and the Phoenix Symphony. As of September 2008, Katzen will be the Associate Professor of Horn at University of Arizona's School of Music. He has previously taught at the University of California/Irvine campuses.
B.M. with distinction, Indiana University; studies with Philip Farkas, Milan Yancich, Michael Höltzel, M.M., Northwestern University with Dale Clevenger.