Sabine Klaus  

Sabine Katharina Klaus is the Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Curator of Brass Instruments and Professor of Music at the National Music Museum, University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. After receiving her PhD in musicology from Tübingen University in Germany, she worked in several museums with collections of historic musical instruments in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, and held a one-year research fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She is column editor of the Historical Instrument Window for the International Trumpet Guild Journal and a frequent lecturer internationally. She has published articles in leading journals, such as the Galpin Society Journal, the Historic Brass Society Journal, the Early Keyboard Journal, and the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society. She is a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of Music, MGG, and the forthcoming Cambridge Encyclopedia of Brass Instruments. She was awarded the Frances Densmore Prize (2000) and Nicholas Bessaraboff Prize (2014, for volume 1 of Trumpets and Other High Brass) by the American Musical Instrument Society, and the Christopher Monk Award (2017) by the Historic Brass Society. Sabine enjoyed living in Spartanburg County from 2000 to 2009 and has been thrilled to return at least once a year ever since. She oversees the Utley Collection of Brass Instruments, the majority of which currently remains in upstate South Carolina. Her five-volume book series is richly illustrated with images by well-known Spartanburg photographer Mark Olencki.
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