Born in London, Ontario, Alan Klaus is Associate Professor of Trumpet at Memorial University, and previously served on faculty at Montana State University and at Mount Allison University, where he was voted “Professor of the Year” in music. He recently completed a trumpet and organ recital tour of Newfoundland and Ontario with Stephen Candow.
Praised for his “exquisite tone”, Alan was selected as a Bach Trumpet Artist and is a founding member of the Tephra Collective. He has commissioned many works for trumpet in various settings and is currently working on a CD of new Canadian repertoire. A featured soloist with the PEI Symphony Orchestra and at the Atlantic Band Festival, Alan has also given recitals and masterclasses across North America. He is a member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, toured China as Principal Trumpet of the American Festival Orchestra, and has performed with Opera on the Avalon, Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra London (Canada), the World of Winds, the International Youth Wind Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. His ongoing pedagogical research includes the development of a smartphone app that will help musicians incorporate the benefits of contextual interference into their practice routines.