Dale E. Victorine, a California native, has been composing since high school. He’s written works for solo piano, voice, organ, chorus, orchestra, band and various chamber ensembles. Recent works include sonatas for piano, flute, clarinet and horn; string quartets and a piano trio. He takes inspiration from the greats of classical music, and values melody above all else. Other interests include poetry, art, photography, history, psychology, spirituality and early music. Active in composers’ organizations, he helps produce several concerts of new music a year. He's a writer, and has self-published four books of poetry and prose. He has designed and produces a line of Renaissance flutes in the three standard sizes.