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DMA, Trombone Performance, University of Toronto
M. Mus., Trombone Performance, Northwestern University
B. Mus., Music Education, University of Prince Edward Island
Dale Sorensen is a passionate performer and promoter of Canadian music, who has premiered more than 20 solo trombone pieces and dozens of chamber works, and recorded an all-Canadian CD of music for trombone. He is also the founder and artistic director of PEI's contemporary music ensemble eklektikos. In addition to his frequent solo recitals, Dale has performed as soloist with the Windsor Symphony, the PEI Symphony, and the Acadia University, UPEI, and University of Toronto Wind Ensembles.
As an orchestral musician, Dale performs regularly with Symphony Nova Scotia, the PEISO, and the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra, has held positions as Principal Trombonist with the Windsor Symphony, Second Trombonist with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and has freelanced with groups such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Orchestra London, Winnipeg Symphony, National Ballet of Canada, and Opera Atelier in a 3-week, 8-city tour of Japan. He can be heard on CD recordings with the Elora Festival Orchestra and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Windsor Symphony, and Symphony Nova Scotia.
A dedicated educator, Dale maintains a private teaching studio (www.islandbrass.com ) and serves as an adjudicator and clinician at music festivals and workshops throughout the Maritimes and Ontario. In the realm of higher education Dale has taught at four Atlantic Canadian universities (UPEI, Dalhousie, MUN, and Mount Allison), and the University of Toronto. For the 2019-2020 school year he has been appointed Assistant Professor of Brass at UPEI.
Dale's doctoral dissertation, an annotated bibliography of Canadian solo trombone music, and several other educational resources and articles are available on his
May 4, 2018 - CANIMEX Canadian Music Competition / Stepping Stone
April, 2018 - Sackville Music Festival, NB
March, 2018 - PEI Band Days Music Festival, Charlottetown, PE
May, 2017 - County Music Festival, Montague, PE
March, 2017 - PEI Band Days Music Festival, Charlottetown, PE
June, 2016 - Nova Scotia Provincial Finals, Kiwanis Music Festival, Wolfville, NS
May, 2014 - Queen’s County Music Festival, Charlottetown, PE
May, 2014 - East Prince Music Festival, Summerside, PE
May, 2013 - Toronto Festival of Music, ON
June, 2012 - Provincial Finals, Ontario Music Festivals Association, Peterborough, ON
May, 2011 - West Prince Music Festival, Elmsdale, PE
May, 2011 - East Prince Music Festival, Summerside, PE
April, 2011 - Truro Music Festival, Truro, NS
May, 2009 - Saint John Competitive Festival of Music, NB
June, 2006 - Nova Scotia Provincial Finals, Kiwanis Music Festival, New Glasgow, NS
April, 2005 - King’s County Music Festival, Georgetown, PE