Dale Sorensen

Region: National
Dale Sorensen

Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Trombone


Dale Sorensen is a passionate performer and promoter of Canadian music, who has premiered 17 solo trombone pieces and dozens of chamber works, and recorded an all-Canadian CD of music for trombone. A recent graduate of the DMA program in performance at the University of Toronto, his dissertation project was an annotated bibliography of Canadian solo trombone music. Information about Dale's internet database, the Canadian Trombone Project, can be found on his website: www.islandtrombone.com.

Dale has held positions as Principal Trombonist with Symphony Nova Scotia and the Windsor Symphony, Second Trombonist with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and freelanced with groups such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Orchestra London, National Ballet of Canada, and Opera Atelier in a 3-week, 8-city tour of Japan. In addition to his frequent solo recitals, Dale has performed as soloist with the Windsor Symphony and PEI Symphony, and the Acadia University, UPEI, and University of Toronto Wind Ensembles. 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 teacher, Dale was a sessional lecturer in trombone at the University of Prince Edward Island from 2001-2011, has also taught at Dalhousie University, and continues to teach privately and adjudicate at music festivals throughout the Maritimes and in Ontario. For the 2015-2016 school year he has a one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor of low brass at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

2015 marked Dale's 26th season performing with the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra in PEI, where he lives off-the-grid with his wife and two children in their summer home in DeSable.