A CD by composer/pianist Dale Trumbore and soprano Gillian Hollis recorded live in Magale Recital Hall at Northwestern State University has been released.
The 10-track CD titled “Hollis & Trumbore: Live in Louisiana” was recorded on March 13, 2012. Three of the 10 tracks are poem readings by Northwestern State Professor of English and outgoing Louisiana Poet Laureate Julie Kane and the other seven are songs. The CD is available for free download or for a donation at daletrumbore.bandcamp.com.
Trumbore is a Los Angeles-based composer whose works have been performed by ensembles including the Kronos Quartet, ACME, the University of Southern California Thornton Symphony, the NY Virtuoso Singers and the Boston New Music Initiative. Her work has been lauded for her “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies deployed with finesse” (New York Times). She has also received commissions, grants and awards from ACDA, Chanticleer, WomenSing and the American Composer’s Forum.
Trumbore holds a M.M. in composition from USC and a double degree from the University of Maryland: a bachelor of music composition and a B.A. in English language and literature. Her dual interest in text and music often leads her to write music for voice, collaborating frequently with contemporary poets.
Hollis has received the Chicago Musicians’ Club of Women Lynn Harvey/Virginia Cooper Maier Award and the Bel Canto Foundation’s Salvy Monastero Memorial Award. She was named a winner in Northwestern University’s Concerto Competition. Hollis is working with soprano Pamela Hinchman and vocal coach Alan Darling in pursuit of her M.M. in vocal performance and operatic literature at Northwestern University. During her undergraduate work at the University of Maryland, Hollis studied with baritone Dominic Cossa.