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Mr. Dorve started his music career in Haiti, where he was told that he would not be able to play the trumpet because he has one arm. However, through his
persistence and determination, he was able to prove the opposite. In 2016 he received his Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Michigan State University on a full scholarship. In that same year, he was invited by Channel 4 in Great Britain to record for the 2016 Paralympic commercial,” Yes I can!”. Also, in 2016, a book titled “From Trauma to Triumph” was written about his life inspiring others on different levels. Furthermore, in 2017, he recorded an album of Christian music, titled the sacred sounds of the Trumpet. Mr. Dorve received his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, from Pennsylvania State University School of Music in 2018. He has performed nationally and internationally. He has also performed for different conferences and radio-television programs. Currently,

Mr. Dorve is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in music education at the University of Missouri. His research interests include people with disabilities, the meaning of musicianship to young people who have a disability, and different strategies to become a successful musician with disabilities. My dissertation involves the investigation of the experiences and the perceived realities of brass collegiate instrumentalists in large ensembles with exceptionalities. I am seeking to understand the meaning of inclusion of persons with disabilities, their challenges as brass collegiate instrumentalists with exceptionalities, their experiences, their perceived realities in an educational setting with other students and ensemble directors, and the source of their motivation to persist in instrumental ensembles.

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“The Levites stood with the musical instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.”   2 Chronicles 29:26