Eric David Chasalow is an American composer. He trained in music and biology at Bates College, Maine, where he was awarded a B.A. in 1977. He enrolled at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 1975–76 to study composition under Mario Davidovsky and the flute under Harvey Sollberger. He was awarded M.A. in 1979 and D.M.A. in 1985. n 1990 he joined the faculty of Brandeis University, becoming chairman of the music department in 1996.
His music is published by G. Schirmer, McGinnis & Marx (New York) and Edition Bim (Bulle, Switzerland) and appears on CDs from New World Records, ICMC. He serves as the current dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University.