Dale Trumbore

Dale TrumboreAn active composer on both coasts, Dale Trumbore recently heard the Kronos Quartet premiere her string quartet How it will go as part of their residency at the University of Maryland. Trumbore has won numerous awards for her compositions, including the Society for Universal Sacred Music's Composition Contest, the Lyrica Chamber Music Composition Contest, the Walsum Award, the Harmonium Choral Society's Choral Composition Contest, Chanticleer's Student Composition Competition, and the National Federation of Music Clubs Composition Contest (New Jersey division). She has also been a finalist in the Ithaca College Choral Composition Competition and a participant in the Baltimore Choral Arts Society's Student Composer Project.

Ensembles that have performed Trumbore's choral compositions include the New York Virtuoso Singers, the University of Southern California Oriana Choir,  the University of Maryland Chamber Singers, the Femmes de Chanson, the Harmonium Choral Society, and the Ward Melville High School Chorus. Her instrumental compositions have been performed by ensembles including the Kronos Quartet, the Boston New Music Initiative, the Neave Quartet, the Left Bank Concert Society, the Nova Ensemble, and the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.

Trumbore is a native of Chatham, New Jersey; she recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue her master's degree in Music Composition at the University of Southern California, where she currently studies with Morten Lauridsen. Trumbore graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.M. in Music Composition and a B.A. in English Language and Literature. Her dual interest in text and music often leads her to write music for voice, collaborating frequently with contemporary poets.

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