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GARRETT KLEIN

PERFORMER AND EDUCATOR

Biography

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Trumpet artist Garrett Klein has performed across the United States and Asia as a soloist, chamber player, and orchestral musician. Garrett is currently on the faculty at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. As Lecturer of Trumpet, he leads the UNCG Trumpet Studio and directs the UNCG Trumpet Ensemble. Additionally, Garrett is a member of the Dallas Brass, an internationally-recognized touring brass ensemble that has mastered a wide range of musical styles. Playing in the Dallas Brass allows Garrett to combine his love of performing with his passion for encouraging the next generation of musicians. 

Outside of touring with Dallas Brass, Garrett appears regularly as a soloist, guest orchestral musician, and clinician. Recent solo performances have been with the Minnesota Symphonic Winds, Gustavus Wind Orchestra, and the St. Olaf Norseman Band. He has also performed with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big BrassThe Phoenix Symphony, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra. Garrett has spent summers studying at the Aspen Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, CO. As an advocate of new music, Garrett has been invited to present fresh compositions at International Trumpet Guild Conferences in Columbus, OH and San Antonio, TX. Garrett has served on the faculties of St. Olaf College and Gustavus Adolphus College teaching trumpet, brass chamber music, and music theory.

Garrett’s graduate studies took place at Arizona State University, earning the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees, along with a Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy. Prior to studying at ASU, he attended the prestigious Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music studying trumpet and conducting. His Bachelor of Music degree came from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Garrett’s primary teachers have been Steven Hagen, Martin Hodel, and David Hickman. Garrett and his wife, Mara, enjoy traveling the world, spending time in the mountains, and playing with their dog, Scout.

Garrett Klein is an endorsing artist for Conn-Selmer and proudly performs on Vincent Bach trumpets.

Daniel Kallman’s Sonata...highlighted Garrett Klein’s facility on the trumpet. Klein maneuvered through each movement with great grace and interpretive expression on this modern piece.
— International Trumpet Guild Journal
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Sounds

by Garrett Klein

Please enjoy samples of solo, orchestral, and chamber performances.

 

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