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I'm Dale Trumbore, a composer and writer based in Southern California. My last name rhymes with "drum" and "door."


I often write about working through creative challenges. My book Staying Composed: Overcoming Anxiety and Self-Doubt Within a Creative Life has been called "a treasure trove of practical strategies for moving your artistic career forward" and is also available as an audiobook.

These are my newest choral works, and this is my newest piece for wind ensemble. Other recent projects include She Only Remembers, a ballet and album for solo piano about memory loss and forgetting, and a piece for chorus, harp & piano about my Irish ancestry.


On December 9 & 10, Seattle-based chorus The Esoterics will premiere A Calendar of Light, my concert-length work for a cappella chorus. 

Headshots or bios for use in publicity or concert programs can be found here. If you'd like to discuss a potential collaboration or want to say hello, please be in touch.

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