Acting Chair; Assistant Professor
BMus (UPEI); MMus (Northwestern); DMA (Toronto)
Dale Sorensen is a versatile brass musician with extensive experience in classical, popular, and musical theatre genres. A frequent soloist and enthusiastic promoter of Canadian music, Dale has premiered more than 20 solo trombone pieces and dozens of chamber works, and recorded an all-Canadian album of music for trombone. He is also the founder and artistic director of PEI’s contemporary music ensemble eklektikos. Dale is a proud Yamaha Artist and plays Yamaha instruments exclusively.
Dale performs regularly with the PEISO, the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Maritime Brass Quintet, 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, Winnipeg Symphony, National Ballet of Canada, and Opera Atelier in a 3-week, 8-city tour of Japan.
A dedicated educator, adjudicator and clinician, Dale has taught at five Canadian universities (UPEI, Dalhousie, MUN, Mount Allison, and the University of Toronto), and is currently Assistant Professor of Brass and director of the Wind Symphony at UPEI. In 2022, he was selected by the UPEI Faculty Association to receive the Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dale's doctoral dissertation and several other educational resources and articles are available on his website at www.islandtrombone.com.