Joe 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 Juilliard in New York. At the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, he continued his studies receiving a Masterr’s Degree in Dalcroze Eurhythmics (the study of music through movement) and an Artist Diploma in Chamber Music (with the Redline Brass Quintet, of which he is a founding member). After his time at music school, Joe 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, Joe moved to Oregon in 2017 to follow his passion for music.
Aside from teaching with the Portland Music Collective, Joe teaches at the Community Music Center of Portland, the Portland Music Company, and with the BRAVO youth orchestra program. He is a regular performer with the Eugene Symphony as well as other local orchestras and festivals.