UMKC Conservatory Announces Martin Hackleman as New Horn Faculty


The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that Martin Hackleman has been named Artist in Residence and Associate Teaching Professor of Horn. He will begin his work at the Conservatory, September, 2012.

Principal horn of the National Symphony Orchestra since 2000, Martin Hackleman began playing the horn at age sixteen, studying with Caesar LaMonaca in Houston. Other teachers include Barry Tuckwell and Roland Berger (Vienna Philharmonic). He studied at the University of Houston and at age 19 he won the principal horn chair in the Calgary Philharmonic where he played for two seasons.

Mr. Hackleman joined the Vancouver Symphony as solo horn under Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama in 1974 where he played for the next nine years. In 1983 Mr. Hackleman left Vancouver to join the world-renowned Canadian Brass.

No stranger to the field of music education, Hackleman has published étude books (now in a third printing) for the horn that are required repertoire at the Royal Conservatory in London, England and the University of Michigan. He is a frequent juror for the Canada Council. He has been on the faculty at the University of Maryland, Boston University, and the University of British Columbia.

Mr. Hackleman is a member of Summit Brass where he plays, records, and teaches every summer as well. Over the years he has been invited to give master classes at Juilliard, The Manhattan School, Curtis, and UCLA among others. For many years he was a French horn design consultant with Yamaha.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Hackleman to the UMKC Conservatory.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949