Joseph Klause

Instructor of Trumpet

Evans Music Center, MSC: 018

Joseph Klause received his Bachelor’s Degree in Trumpet Performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston after having graduated from the Pre-College Program at the Juilliard School in New York. At the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, he continued his studies receiving a Master’s Degree in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and an Artist Diploma in Chamber Music. After his time at music school, Joseph put his skills to good use and built an ice cream sandwich business, Peace Pie, which now has six stores in three states up and down the East Coast. Feeling satisfied that he scooped enough ice cream for this lifetime, Joseph moved to Oregon to follow his passion for music.

Joseph is a member of the Rose City Brass Quintet, Rose City Brass Trio, and Ne Plus Ultra Jazz Orchestra. He regularly performs with the Oregon Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Orchestra Next, Orpheus PDX, Portland Chamber Orchestra, and Portland Columbia Symphony as well as many other local orchestras, musicals, wind ensembles and festivals in and around the PNW. When not playing the trumpet, Joseph enjoys being outdoors, playing with his cats, and working as a software engineer.