Associate Professor of Music (High Brass,
Music Theory, Music Technology)
Coordinator of Music
DA, Ball State University; MM, University of Wisconsin-Madison; BA, St. Cloud State University
Dr. Sorensen is a versatile performer and educator with a wealth of experience including 17 years of college teaching, 28 years of private trumpet instruction, and many years of performing in orchestras, jazz ensembles, brass quintets, brass bands, wind ensembles, and as a soloist and member of various chamber ensembles. He joined the faculty at Louisiana Tech in 2004 after teaching for 6 years at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Since arriving at Tech, Dr. Sorensen has performed frequently on and off campus as a soloist and ensemble member. A special area of interest is the history and performance practice of the natural trumpet and as part of his research participated in the 2006 Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College. Dr. Sorensen is also interested in the use of technology in the private studio and presented a paper on this topic at the 2005 Southern Regional College Music Society meeting in Gainesville, FL. In 2006 he received an instructional innovation grant from Louisiana Tech to develop a music theory website for incoming students and current students. In 2013 he was the recipient of a Board of Regents grant that provided funding for significant enhancements to music facilities at Tech including the installation of a digital multimedia studio.
Dr. Sorensen was a member of the U.S. Army from 1994-1998 during which time he performed with the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band of Ft. Gordon, GA (1994-1996) and the Army Ground Forces Band of Ft. McPherson located in Atlanta, GA (1996-1998). As a member of the Armed Forces Band at Ft. McPherson, Dr. Sorensen performed as principal trumpet on a number of selections recorded for the band's 1998 CD, Soundscapes. Dr. Sorensen has studied trumpet with Dr. Albert Moore, John Aley, and Paul Everett. He enjoys working with musicians of all ages and is available for clinics.
Please visit the High Brass Studio Website for more information about trumpet and horn study at Louisiana Tech. http://www.latech.edu/performingarts/music/highbrass.shtml
Phone: (318) 257-5473
Room: Howard Center, 226