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I'm Dale Trumbore, a composer and writer based in Southern California. My last name rhymes with "drum" and "door." Headshots or bios for use in publicity or concert programs can be found here.

Recent projects have included She Only Remembers, a ballet and album for solo piano about memory loss and forgetting; a piece for chorus, harp & piano about my Irish ancestry; and a second album of art songs with soprano Gillian Hollis. This December, The Esoterics will premiere A Calendar of Light, my concert-length work for a cappella chorus.

I compose most often for chorus, though recent projects have included works for orchestra, band, and chamber ensembleThis is the piece I'm proudest to have written, and these are my newest choral works.

I often write about working through creative challenges. My first book, Staying Composed, has been called "a treasure trove of practical strategies for moving your artistic career forward" and is also available as an audiobook.


If you'd like to discuss a potential collaboration or want to say hello, please be in touch.

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