Memorial University of Newfoundland
Artist's BiographyTrumpeter Alan Klaus is quickly building a reputation as a performer, brass pedagogue, adjudicator and clinician. Born in London, Ontario, he previously served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Low Brass at Montana State University and as Brass Specialist for three years at Mount Allison University, where he was voted \"Professor of the Year\" in music for 2010-2011.
Klaus was selected by Jens Lindemann for the 2011 All-Star Brass Residency in Banff, Alberta, and was an extra on the All-Star Brass quintetâ€™s upcoming CD. A featured soloist with the PEI Symphony Orchestra and at the 2010 Atlantic Band Festival, he has also appeared at numerous universities across North America for recitals and masterclasses. Klaus recently toured China as Principal Trumpet of the American Festival Orchestra and has performed with the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra London (Canada), the World of Winds, the International Youth Wind Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the National Youth Band of Canada. He is currently working on CD with American trombonist Timothy Dueppen including three new commissioned works.
Klaus enjoys staying active and received separate scholarships for performance, academics, and athletics (cross country and track & field) while earning a BMus at the University of Calgary. He completed his Master\'s degree at the University of Western Ontario and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Trumpet Performance at Florida State University. Major teachers include Dr. Christopher Moore, Roger Zacks, and Howard Engstrom.