Thorsten Krause studied music teaching at the Folkwang University in Essen from 1998-2004 with the artistic main subjects organ (Prof. Gisbert Schneider, Prof. Eberhard Lauer, Prof. Markus Eichenlaub) and choir conducting (Prof. Ralf Otto). In 2004 he passed the First State Examination in Music. At the RWTH Aachen University he studied Catholic theology for the teaching profession. He completed this course in 2005. From 1993-2008 he worked as a part-time church musician in the Lutheran parish of Hoengen-Broichweiden in the Aachen church district and performed numerous organ and choir concerts in the course of this work.
From 1997-2009 he conducted the chamber choir “Kleiner Chor Broich”, with which he worked out and performed choral music of various epochs and styles. Among the most successful performances were a concert at the WDR Music Festival (2002) with baroque choral literature, the performance of the Requiem by J. Rutter (2003), a concert with the “Ceremony of Carols” by B. Britten in the former Federal Guest House on the Petersberg near Bonn (2005) and the performance of the St. John Passion by J.S. Bach (2007).
Since 2007 and the completion of the Second State Examination, he has been teaching the subjects music and Catholic religion at the Heilig-Geist-Gymnasium in Würselen as a retired student councilor. Here he is entrusted with the direction of the upper school choir and the regular participation in concerts and musical projects.
Since November 2014 he has directed the Aachen Student Choir of the KHG.