Deborah Klemme


Getty Music Touring Company — Executive Director

MM (Cleveland Institute of Music), BMus (University of Northern Iowa)

Violinist Deborah Klemme has been a core member of Keith & Kristyn Getty’s band for over ten years, and is most recently also the Executive Director of the Getty Music Touring Company. With the Gettys, she has toured the world, recorded numerous albums and DVDs, and collaborated with leading artists in the Irish, Classical, Bluegrass, and Christian music genres on some of the world’s greatest stages, including multiple sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Severance Hall, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Grand Ole Opry, Belfast’s Waterfront Hall, and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Ms. Klemme enjoys combining the fun of traditional music with her skill as a highly-trained classical musician in a fresh and engaging way onstage.

Ms. Klemme received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Northern Iowa, graduating summa cum laude as a member of the prestigious Presidential Scholars Program. She received a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in the studio of Stephen Rose, Principal Second Violin of the Cleveland Orchestra. She and her husband, orchestral conductor Benjamin Klemme, have a passion for teaching and training young musicians the necessary skills for high-level playing in order to glorify God and to share His beauty through music. They live in Vermont with their two young sons.