Dr. David Lasocki retired as Head of Music Reference Services in the Cook Music Library, Indiana University--Bloomington in February 2011 and now lives in Portland, Oregon. He is viewed as one of the world's foremost researchers of the history of woodwind instruments. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology from The University of Iowa (1983), and his dissertation won a national prize. One of his articles and two of the books he co-authored also won prizes, and he received a lifetime achievement award from the American Recorder Society in 2011. Download a list of his publications, from 1967 to the present.
"David Lasocki is the central personality of recorder research, not only for his fundamental musicological researches about the recorder, but because of his indefatigable activity to look over, organize, and evaluate the whole world of publications about that instrument as well."
Janos Bali, A furulya [The Recorder] (Budapest: Editio Musica, 2007), 160 (translated from the Hungarian).
In his "other life," David is an energy healer. See the Healing portion of this Web site.