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Spirited Conversations with Dale Trumbore
Join us Monday, October 3 at 12 pm ET for the next live broadcast of Spirited Conversations: Behind the Scores. Eavesdrop on Atlanta Master Chorale Artistic Director Eric Nelson and composer and writer, Dale Trumbore.

Atlanta Master Chorale will be singing Dale’s 2016 composition “In the Middle” on our upcoming season premiere concerts at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on October 14 and 15. Utilizing Barbara Crooker’s poem by the same name, “In the Middle” describes the struggle to connect in the rush of ordinary life and reminds us that time will ultimately catch up with all of us. During their interview, Eric and Dale will take a deeper dive into the piece. You’ll also hear about the path Dale took that has led her to success as a composer, insights into her compositional process, and her advice for other young composers.

Dale Trumbore is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer whose music has been praised by The New York Times for its “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies deployed with finesse.” Her compositions have been performed in the U.S. and internationally by the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW ensemble, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Modesto Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Phoenix Chorale, Tonality, and VocalEssence. Her choral works have been commissioned for premieres at national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, American Guild of Organists, Chorus America, and National Collegiate Choral Organization. Dale is passionate about setting to music poems, prose, and found text by living writers. She has written extensively about working through creative blocks and establishing a career in music in essays and in her first book, Staying Composed: Overcoming Anxiety and Self-Doubt Within a Creative Life. Learn more about Dale’s music and writing at daletrumbore.com.

This will be a live virtual interview, and guests will have an opportunity for Q&A following the session. The event is free to attend.

Oct 3, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Eric Nelson
Artistic Director @Atlanta Master Chorale
ERIC NELSON is artistic director of Atlanta Master Chorale and professor or music/director of choral studies at Emory University. Dr. Nelson’s choirs have performed throughout the world, including London, Rome, Berlin, Moscow, Seoul, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Sydney Opera House. He has conducted choirs at eight American Choral Directors Association conferences, including Atlanta Master Chorale’s performance at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis for the National Conference in March 2017 and the Emory Concert Choir’s performance at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall for the National Conference in 2011. Dr. Nelson’s ensembles are characterized by their variety of repertoire and for their ability to fuse technical precision with warmth of musical expression. He appears regularly as clinician, lecturer, and guest conductor for honor choirs, conventions, symposiums, workshops, and all-state festivals.
Dale Trumbore
Composer and Writer
Dale Trumbore is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer whose music has been praised by The New York Times for its “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies deployed with finesse.” Her compositions have been performed in the U.S. and internationally by the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW ensemble, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Modesto Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Phoenix Chorale, Tonality, and VocalEssence. Her choral works have been commissioned for premieres at national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, American Guild of Organists, Chorus America, and National Collegiate Choral Organization. Dale is passionate about setting to music poems, prose, and found text by living writers. She has written extensively about working through creative blocks and establishing a career in music in essays and in her first book, Staying Composed: Overcoming Anxiety and Self-Doubt Within a Creative Life. Learn more at daletrumbore.com.