St. Olaf College
As an artist-teacher of the trumpet, Garrett Klein is deeply committed to providing engaging performances that thrill and inspire audiences. Garrett is a member of the internationally recognized Dallas Brass, an ensemble that is well-known for performing a wide variety of music throughout the United States. Outside of touring with Dallas Brass, Garrett appears regularly as a soloist, guest orchestral musician, and clinician. Recent performances have been with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, New World Symphony, Tucson Symphony, and The Phoenix Symphony. He has also shared the stage with Australian jazz virtuoso, James Morrison. As an enthusiastic advocate of new music, Garrett has been invited to present new compositions at International Trumpet Guild Conferences in Columbus, OH and San Antonio, TX.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, Garrett is serving as the Visiting Instructor of Music at St. Olaf College, where he teaches trumpet and chamber music. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Gustavus Adolphus College, where he directs the Chapel Brass, coaches small jazz ensembles, and has taught music theory. Garrett holds degrees from St. Olaf College and Arizona State University, where he is currently completing a Doctorate of Music Arts. His primary teachers include Dr. Martin Hodel, Charles Lazarus, and David Hickman.