Dale Sorensen is a passionate musician with over 25 years of professional performing and teaching experience, and is highly qualified as a teacher of brass instruments.
Dale has taught musicians at all levels, from beginners to advanced university students. In addition to teaching privately, Dale has taught at five different universities: UPEI, Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Mount Allison University, and the University of Toronto. Many young trombone and euphonium players on PEI got their start with Dale at beginning band camps.
Dale has performed and recorded as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral trombonist throughout eastern Canada, Ontario, Winnipeg, and Japan. A long-time member of the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra, he also performs regularly with Symphony Nova Scotia and the PEI Symphony, and is the founder and artistic director of PEI’s contemporary music ensemble eklektikos. With a special interest in new music, Dale has premiered 20 solo trombone pieces and dozens of chamber works, and recorded an all-Canadian CD of music for trombone.
- Doctor of Musical Arts – University of Toronto (Teacher: Gordon Wolfe)
- Master of Music – Northwestern University (Teachers: Frank Crisafulli and Rex Martin)
- Bachelor of Music – University of Prince Edward Island (Teachers: James Montgomery and Gregory Irvine)
- RMT, PEI Registered Music Teachers’ Association
- member, Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association
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