Dale Trumbore (b. 1987) has been called “a rising star among modern choral composers” (AXS), and her music has been praised for its “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies” (The New York Times).
Trumbore's compositions have been commissioned and performed widely in the United States and internationally by ensembles including the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists, and VocalEssence. She has served as Composer-in-Residence for Nova Vocal Ensemble and as Artist-in-Residence at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Copland House, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.
How to Go On: The Choral Works of Dale Trumbore, Choral Arts Initiative's album of Trumbore's choral works, was a #4-bestselling classical album on iTunes. Choral Arts Northwest, The Esoterics, New York Virtuoso Singers, and soprano Gillian Hollis have also recorded works by Trumbore, and her music is available through Boosey & Hawkes, G. Schirmer, and MusicSpoke.
As a composer who works frequently with text, Trumbore is passionate about setting poems and prose by living authors to music. She has written extensively about overcoming creative blocks and establishing a career in music in essays for Cantate Magazine, the Center for New Music, MusicSpoke, and NewMusicBox.
Originally from New Jersey, Trumbore decided to stay in Los Angeles after graduating with her Master's degree in Music Composition from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Donald Crockett and Morten Lauridsen.