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Klaus and colleagues to perform Nov. 17 at MSU

November 4, 2011

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Alan Klaus, new trumpet professor at the Montana State University School of Music, will perform with three colleagues at a concert set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in MSU's Reynolds Recital Hall.

Klaus will be joined by MSU music professors Laurel Yost and Julie Gosswiller, both on piano, and Elizabeth Croy, soprano. The concert will feature a varied program with music from the Baroque era through the late 20th century. Major works include Hummel's "Concerto" and Ewazen's "Sonata" with selections by Enesco, Scarlatti, Schafer and Piazzolla rounding out the program.

Prior to coming to MSU this fall, Klaus was the brass specialist at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. In addition to teaching, directing the brass choir and jazz band, Klaus was voted "Professor of the Year" in music for 2010-2011.

Klaus is also active as a performer, adjudicator and clinician. He has won numerous solo competitions and has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra London (Canada), the World of Winds, and the International Youth Wind Orchestra. He was principal trumpet of both the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the National Youth Band of Canada.

Klaus earned a bachelor's in music degree from the University of Calgary, a master's degree from the University of Western Ontario and is currently a candidate for a doctorate from Florida State University.

Tickets for the concert are $10 or $5 for students, and are available at the door.

Reynolds Recital Hall is located in Howard Hall, the music building, which is located across 11th Avenue from the MSU Duck Pond and the Visual Communications Building.

Alan Klaus (406) 994-5759,