Dr. Dale Warland
Dr. Dale Warland has made an indelible impression on contemporary choral music, nationally and internationally. In his quarter-century with the Dale Warland Singers (DWS, disbanded 2004), he shaped an a cappella ensemble lauded for its exquisite sound, technical finesse, and stylistic range. From that platform, he not only offered stunning performances of traditional repertory but also commissioned and premiered some 270 works from composers around the globe.
Warland’s many honors include awards from ASCAP, the McKnight Foundation, Chorus America, a Grammy nomination and, most recently (2012), inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. He curates choral series for five publishers; his own compositions and arrangements are widely performed. His celebrated DWS recordings are available through gothicrecords.com. The DWS archives, housed at the University of Cincinnati, constitute a unique resource for the profession. The DWS Fund for New Choral Music was established in 2004 at the American Composers Forum.
Since 2005, Warland has devoted himself to composing, conducting, teaching, and continuing to serve as a champion of new choral music. He recently has served as guest faculty at The University of Utah, the University of California at Fullerton, Azusa Pacific University, Yale University and North Dakota State University. Since 2008, Warland has served as Artistic Director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale and for the past two seasons has served as Music Director for the Minnesota Beethoven Music Festival Chorale.