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Dale Trumbore 09, won for her choral piece How to Go On.

Dale Trumbore 09, music and English, was among the winners
of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
(ASCAP) Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.
She won for the piece How to Go On, which was recorded on
her album of the same name.
That album, How to Go On: The Choral Works of Dale
Trumbore, debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Traditional Classical
Chart and was the fourth best selling classical album on the
iTunes Store. Choral Arts Initiative, a Southern California based
nonprofit choral organization, commissioned and recorded the
album. Its lyrics explore the relationship between life, death and
loss and feature works from three contemporary poets.

Established in 1979, the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards honor late Pulitzer
Prize-winning composer and former ASCAP president, Morton Gould. Funded by Jack and Amy
Norworth and Morton Gould, the award is open to composers of original, classical concert music who are
under 30. This year, ASCAP received over 550 submissions and awarded 19 young composers.

As a composer, Trumbore is interested in the interplay of music and text. She frequently collaborates with
contemporary poets to set their work to music.

I'm trying to consciously choose texts that relate to what's happening in the world right now, said

Interested in exploring unconventional text, Trumbore recently set one of her Facebook friends statuses
about police brutality to music. She draws on her undergraduate English degree to write her own poetry
and prose.

To connect with her audience, Trumbore explores questions of mortality and emotions. For example, she
is currently working on an orchestral piece commissioned by the Pasadena Symphony that delves into the
theme of self-doubt and internal strength in women. Her goal is to create a relationship between text,
music and emotion that her audience can identify with.

Trumbores works have been commissioned, performed and awarded nationally and internationally by
The Boston New Music Initiative, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Modesto
Symphony Orchestra and more. She has also been Composer in Residence for Nova Vocal Ensemble and
an Artist in Residence at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Copland House and Dorland Mountain
Arts Colony.

Most recently, she is working on a commissioned 20-minute piece with another former alumni and singer,
Gillian Hollis 09 vocal performance, for the Chicago based CHAI Collaborative Ensemble.

Trumbore credits the School of Music at the University of Maryland for helping her prepare her future as
a composer. During her undergraduate career, Trumbore hosted two additional recitals with the support of
the school and Associate Professor of composition Mark Wilson. Through this experience she was able to
create and take advantage of more opportunities in her career.
I met people like Gillian whom Im still working with now and who I still value as one of the most
talented people I know. said Trumbore. Im really grateful to have gone to the University of Maryland.