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Dale Sorensen is a passionate performer and promoter of Canadian music, who has premiered 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 performas regularly with Symphony Nova Scotia and the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra, has held positions as Principal Trombonist with the Windsor Symphony, and the PEI 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 recent graduate of the DMA program in performance at the University of Toronto, Dale's dissertation project was an annotated bibliography of Canadian solo trombone music, soon to be available in a searchable internet database.


Solo CD - Harambee: Canadian Music for Trombone - buy CD online, or digitally from CD Baby or iTunes

Live solo audio recordings - visit website

Live solo video recordings - visit website or YouTube channel


2015 - Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Toronto

1992 - Master of Music - Northwestern University

1991 - Bachelor of Music - University of Prince Edward Island


2017 - Sessional Lecturer, UPEI

1988-2017 - Private Low Brass Teacher; Low Brass Clinician, various band camps

2015-2016 - Visiting Assistant Professor of Low Brass, Memorial University of Newfoundland

2005-2016 - Adjudicator, various music festivals throughout the Maritimes and Ontario

2011-2015 - Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto

2001-2011 - Sessional Lecturer, UPEI

2008-2009 - Assistant Professor of Brass, UPEI

2007-2008 - Music Teacher, Bluefield High School

2002-2006 - Part-time Instructor, Applied Trombone, Dalhousie University

Updated:  February 14, 2017

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