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Dale Trumbore (b. 1987) is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer whose music has been called "devastatingly beautiful" (The Washington Post) and praised for its "soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies deployed with finesse" (The New York Times). Her compositions have been performed widely in the U.S. and internationally by Atlanta Master Chorale, Central West Ballet, the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin, Chicago Symphony's MusicNOW ensemble, Conspirare and the Miró Quartet, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Modesto Symphony, National Youth Choir of Scotland, Pasadena Symphony, Phoenix Chorale, and Seraphic Fire. Recent recordings include She Only Remembers, a ballet for solo piano about memory loss and forgetting, and The Gleam, her second album with soprano Gillian Hollis. 

A winner of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)'s inaugural Raymond W. Brock Competition for Professional Composers, an ASCAP Morton Gould Award, and a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant, Trumbore has also been awarded artist residencies at Copland House, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Tusen Takk, and Ucross. Her music is available through Boosey & Hawkes, G. Schirmer, Murphy Music Press, and Graphite Marketplace. 

Trumbore's book Staying Composed: Overcoming Anxiety and Self-Doubt Within a Creative Life was hailed as a "treasure trove of practical strategies for moving your artistic career forward" (Angela Myles Beeching, author of Beyond Talent). She has written extensively about working through creative blocks and establishing a career in music in essays for Cantate Magazine, the Center for New Music, and NewMusicBox, and her creative writing is featured or forthcoming in Southern Indiana Review, PRISM International, New Delta Review, and Pacifica Literary Review.


Trumbore holds degrees in Music Composition and English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, as well as a Master of Music degree in Music Composition from the University of Southern California. Originally from New Jersey, Trumbore currently lives in Southern California with her spouse and an unreasonable number of cats.

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