Biography

Dr. Dale White

Dr. Dale White completed his undergraduate work in music education, after which he completed a masters in trumpet performance at Yale University. He began his doctoral studies in music at the University of Colorado where he studied conducting under Allan McMurray. 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.  Dr. White is a member of the International Trumpet Guild and College Band Directors National Association.

Dr. White has performed with the Toledo, Knoxville, and New Haven Symphonies, as well as the Minnesota Orchestra. He was also principal trumpet of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Italy. White has performed with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the Paul Winter Consort and the Lake Wobegon Brass Band. He has appeared as a featured soloist on a numerous regional and state recitals, wind band and orchestral concerts.  White has also been a brass clinician and guest conductor on numerous concerts throughout the central and eastern United States. He has recorded three solo compact discs entitled "Music for Trumpet and Piano", "Take Two", and "The Invincible Cornet". Dr. White has recently retired after 28 years as principal trumpet of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. He is the founding member of the Riverside Brass Quintet, member of the Granite City Jazz Collective, and is also trumpeter with the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University faculty chamber ensemble known as Pastiche. Previously he was the instructor of brass and bands at Ohio's Heidelberg College. He has been professor of brass and director of wind and brass ensembles at the College of St. Benedict / St. John's University for the past 35 years, where he also teaches courses in instrumental conducting, jazz history and brass pedagogy.