Composer Residency - Chamber Choir

August 8-11, 2024


The Green Lake Festival of Music welcomes Dale Trumbore for the 2024 Composer Residency. This four-day immersion in Trumbore’s choral music begins the morning of Thursday, August 8, culminating in an afternoon performance on Sunday, August 11. 

This select chamber choir works at a high artistic level, equivalent to that of a graduate-level or professional ensemble. Participants are expected to have advanced reading and vocal skills and to arrive at the first rehearsal with all the notes and rhythms completely learned.

Previous composers in residence with the Green Lake Festival of Music are Reena Esmail, Ola Gjeilo, Shawn Kirchner, Morten Lauridsen, and Elaine Hagenberg.

2024 Composer-In-residence

preliminary schedule

Thursday, August 8

Friday, August 9

Saturday, August 10

Sunday, August 11

Dale Trumbore,

Dale Trumbore (b. 1987) is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer whose music has been called “devastatingly beautiful” (The Washington Post) and praised for its “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies deployed with finesse” (The New York Times). Trumbore’s compositions have been performed widely in the U.S. and internationally by the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW ensemble, Conspirare and the Miró Quartet, soprano Liv Redpath, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Modesto Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Phoenix Chorale, and Tonality. Recently, she released The Gleam, her second album with soprano Gillian Hollis, and She Only Remembers, a ballet for solo piano about memory loss and forgetting.

The recipient of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)’s inaugural Raymond W. Brock Competition for Professional Composers, an ASCAP Morton Gould Award, and a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant, Trumbore has also been awarded artist residencies at Copland House, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and Ucross. Her choral works have been commissioned for premieres at the national conferences of ACDA, American Guild of Organists, Chorus America, and National Collegiate Choral Organization, and her music is available through Boosey & Hawkes, G. Schirmer, and Graphite Marketplace.

Trumbore has written extensively about working through creative blocks and establishing a career in music in essays for Cantate Magazine, the Center for New Music, and NewMusicBox. Her short stories are featured or forthcoming in Southern Indiana Review, PRISM International, New Delta Review, and F(r)iction, among other journals. Trumbore’s first book, Staying Composed: Overcoming Anxiety and Self-Doubt Within a Creative Life, was hailed as a “treasure trove of practical strategies for moving your artistic career forward” (Angela Myles Beeching, author of Beyond Talent).

Trumbore holds a dual degree in Music Composition (B.M.) and English (B.A.) from the University of Maryland, as well as a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Southern California. Originally from New Jersey, Trumbore currently lives in Azusa, CA with her spouse and their three cats. Learn more about Trumbore’s music and writing at