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Dale Trumbore

Location: California, USA

Hailed by the New York Times for her “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies deployed with finesse,” composer Dale Trumbore’s compositions have been performed widely in the United States and internationally by ensembles including ACME, Boston New Music Initiative, the Kronos Quartet, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and the USC Thornton Symphony. 

Trumbore has been awarded and commissioned by organizations including the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Chanticleer, Center City Opera Theater, Choral Arts Initiative, The Esoterics, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, the Millburn High School Symphony Orchestra, the Maryland State Boychoir, the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, and VocalEssence. The recipient of a Copland House Residency Award, the Artist in Residence Grant at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, and the American Composers Forum Subito grant, Trumbore was recently named the 2014-2015 Nova Vocal Ensemble Composer-In-Residence. Trumbore's compositions are available through G. Schirmer, Boosey & Hawkes, and MusicSpoke.

Trumbore’s interest in the convergence of music and language leads her to collaborate frequently with leading contemporary poets, including Barbara Crooker, Kristina Darling, Annie Finch, Julie Kane and Diane Thiel. Trumbore’s works for voice have been recorded by the New York Virtuoso Singers (Toward Lasting Peace), Six Degree Singers (Six Degrees of Composers), and soprano Gillian Hollis (Snow White Turns Sixty).

Trumbore holds a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Donald Crockett and Morten Lauridsen, and a dual degree in Music Composition (B.M.) and English (B.A.) from the University of Maryland. A native of Chatham, New Jersey, she currently resides in Los Angeles. Hear Trumbore's compositions at

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