Garrett Klein

Dr. 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, coaches the UNCG Graduate Brass Quintet, and directs the UNCG Trumpet Ensemble. Additionally, Garrett is a member of the Dallas Brass, an internationally-recognized brass ensemble that has mastered a wide range of musical styles. 

Outside of touring with Dallas Brass, Garrett appears regularly as a soloist, guest orchestral musician, and clinician. He has performed with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, The 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. 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. Prior to his appointment at UNCG, Garrett 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 in Singapore and St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Garrett’s primary teachers have been 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. 

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