Dr. Dale White did his undergraduate work in music education at Maryville College in Tennessee, after which he completed a masters in trumpet performance at Yale University. He completed a doctorate in trumpet performance at the University of Minnesota in 1984. Dr. White has studied trumpet with Samuel Krauss of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Robert Nagel of the New York Brass Quintet, David Baldwin of the University of Minnesota, and Manny Laureano of the Minnesota Orchestra. He has studied conducting under Allan McMurray and Robert Reynolds.
White has performed with the Toledo, Knoxville, and New Haven Symphonies, as well as the Minnesota Orchestra. He was principal of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Italy. White has also performed with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and the Lake Wobegon Brass Band. He appeared as a soloist on Minnesota Public Radio's "Live From Landmark" and as a soloist in a variety of other regional recitals. He has been a brass clinician, performer and conductor on numberous concerts in the central and eastern United States. He has recorded two compact discs entitled "Music for Trumpet and Piano" and "Take Two".
Dr. White is recently retired from 28 years as principal trumpet of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. He is the founding member of the Riverside Brass Quintet, member of the Paramount Jazz Orchestra, and is also trumpeter with the College of St. Benedict|St. John's University faculty ensemble known as Pastiche. Previously he was the instructor of brass and bands at Ohio's Heidelberg College. He is professor of brass and director of wind and brass ensembles at the College of St. Benedict|St. John's University.