Minnesota choral legend Dale Warland receives lifetime achievement award
Minnesota-based choral director Dale Warland is the 2021 recipient of the American Prize National Award for Lifetime Achievement. He founded the Dale Warland Singers (DWS), a professional a cappella ensemble. From that platform, he led stunning performances of traditional repertory and premiered commissioned works on national and international stages. He also has served as music director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale and the Minnesota Beethoven Festival Chorale.
Warland’s many honors include awards from ASCAP, the 2001 McKnight Foundation’s Distinguished Artist Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements as a choral conductor and his continuing contributions to the arts in Minnesota, and the 1995 Chorus America Michael Korn Founder’s Award.