Podcast #37: Unlocking Your Creativity (Consistently) with Composer Dale Trumbore

I’m so excited to share this conversation with composer Dale Trumbore! Dale has been called “a rising star among modern choral composers” (AXS), and her music has been praised for its “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies” (The New York Times).

She also is a wonderfully thoughtful person who packed a TON of awesome insights into this episode, especially for those of us doing full-time creative work.

She shares:

  • Tips about balancing work and your wellbeing to avoid burnout
  • Ways to switch up your process to launch over your stumbling blocks
  • Simple yet effective ideas on how to tap into your existing network to find new opportunities

Dale has written extensively about overcoming creative blocks and establishing a career in music in essays for 21CM, Cantate Magazine, the Center for New Music, MusicSpoke, and NewMusicBox, and she is currently at work on her first book.

Don’t miss this one!

Trumbore’s compositions have been performed widely in the United States and internationally by ensembles including the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, and more. She has served as Composer in Residence for Nova Vocal Ensemble and as Artist in Residence at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Copland House, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.

How to Go On: The Choral Works of Dale Trumbore, Choral Arts Initiative’s album of Trumbore’s choral works, debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart.

As a composer who works frequently with words, Trumbore is passionate about setting poems, prose and found text by living authors to music.

Trumbore holds a dual degree in Music Composition and English from the University of Maryland and a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Morten Lauridsen and Donald Crockett. A New Jersey native, Trumbore currently lives in Los Angeles, her home of nearly a decade, with her fiancé and their extremely helpful cat.

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