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 20 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 has taught at four Atlantic Canadian universities: the University of Prince Edward Island, Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Mount Allison University. He continues to teach privately and adjudicate at music festivals throughout the Maritimes and in Ontario. For the 2018-2019 school year he holds an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Brass at Mount A.

2018 marked Dale's 29th season performing with the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra in PEI.