Garrett Klein is an artist-teacher of the trumpet who is deeply committed to providing engaging performances that thrill and inspire audiences. Garrett is a member of the Dallas Brass, an internationally recognized touring brass ensemble that is known for its ability to master a wide range of musical styles. In addition to offering breathtaking performances across the United States, the Dallas Brass shows a unique commitment to music education by working with students of all ages while on tour. Playing in the Dallas Brass allows Garrett to combine his love of performing with a passion for encouraging the next generation of musicians.

Outside of touring with the Dallas Brass, Garrett is in demand as a soloist, clinician, and orchestral musician. He has 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. Much of his orchestral training has taken place at the Aspen Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, CO.  Recent solo appearances include a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, and Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat. A strong proponent of new music, Garrett has been invited to present fresh compositions at International Trumpet Guild Conferences in Columbus, OH and San Antonio, TX. He is currently in the process of recording five new sonatas by composers from all over the world. 

Garrett is in the final stages of completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University, with a concentration in Music Theory Pedagogy. While at ASU, he served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant to the internationally recognized soloist and pedagogue David Hickman. 

Prior to living in Arizona, Garrett spent a year in Singapore. As a student at the prestigious Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, he studied trumpet with William Theis and conducting with Singapore Symphony associate conductor, Jason Lai. Garrett also spent much of his time in Singapore teaching music through Partners in Brass, the country's leading music education resource for brass students. As a freelance musician in Singapore, he was a featured soloist on the 2012 Singapore National Day Parade soundtrack, performed with Australian jazz legend James Morrison, along with many local orchestras. Garrett has been fortunate to take part in educational outreach trips in Singapore, as well as to Malaysia and Burma. While in Burma, he had the distinct honor of performing for the Burmese democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, at her famous estate.

Garrett received his Bachelor's of Music degree from St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where he studied with Dr. Martin Hodel. It was at St. Olaf where Garrett met his wife, Mara, and together they discovered their passion for travel and the great outdoors. They currently reside in Saint Peter, MN with their dog, Scout. 


B-flat trumpet: Bach 37

C trumpet: Bach 229/25H

E-flat/D trumpet: Bach 239

Piccolo trumpet; Yamaha 9830

Flugelhorn: Couesnon Monopole

Parke and GR Mouthpieces







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by Garrett Klein

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