Dr. 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 January 2010, he first came to the United States in a cultural exchange program at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan.
In 2016 he received his Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Michigan State University on a full scholarship. There, he studied with Richard Illman and Justin Emerich. In that same year, he was invited by Channel 4 in Great Britain to record for the 2016 Paralympic commercial,” Yes I can!”. Mr. Dorve received his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, from Pennsylvania State University School of Music in 2018. At Penn State, he served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Studio of Dr. Langston Fitzgerald III.
Dr. Dorve enjoys playing trumpet in different venues like Camp-meetings, Christian TV and Radio programs, and especially in churches. His music has taken him all over the United States and Europe. He has been featured as a soloist with Holy Trinity Philharmonic Orchestra, Southern Symphony Orchestra, and other groups, performing different trumpet solos.
In 2016, a book titled “from Trauma to Triumph” was written about his life to inspiring others on different levels. Later, in August 2017, due to many requests from many people and church members, he recorded an album titled “The Sacred Sounds of the Trumpet.” Besides playing, he has a deep passion for teaching. He has taught private lessons in trumpet since 2005. He enjoys teaching Masterclasses for schools and colleges while being a role model for children and people with Disabilities. He spent a few years teaching music in different schools in Haiti and music camps including working with Children with Disabilities.
Dr. Dorve just graduated with his Ph.D. in music education at the University of Missouri. He served as a graduate Teaching Assistant in the band department, and also a member of the instructional Staff of Marching Mizzou. He also served as one of the jazz band director and a teaching assistant for popular music. His research interests include people with disabilities, the meaning of musicianship to young people who have a disability, and different strategies to become successful musicians with disabilities.
His dissertation involves the investigation of the experiences and the perceived reality of collegiate brass instrumentalists with physical disabilities who perform in instrumental ensembles. He sought to discern the meaning of inclusion to students with disabilities and the state of current inclusive practices. He also sought to understand their challenges as collegiate brass instrumentalists with disabilities, their experiences and perceived reality in an educational setting with ensemble directors and other students, and the source of their motivation to persist in instrumental ensembles.