Dr. Dale Sorensen
Registered Subjects: Trombone (RMT)
PEI trombonist Dale Sorensen is a versatile musician with extensive experience in classical, popular, and musical theatre genres. An enthusiastic promoter of Canadian music, Dale 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 the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia and the PEI Symphony, has held positions with the Windsor Symphony and 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 has taught at four Atlantic Canadian universities (UPEI, Dalhousie, MUN, and Mount Allison), and the University of Toronto. He continues to teach privately, and serves as an adjudicator and clinician at music festivals and workshops throughout the Maritimes and Ontario. He is currently Assistant Professor of Brass at UPEI.
Dale holds music degrees from UPEI (B.Mus.), Northwestern University (M.Mus.), and the University of Toronto (DMA). His doctoral dissertation and several other educational resources and articles are available on his website:www.islandtrombone.com.