Brian Dean hails from Villa Park, IL. He received his degree in History and Music History at the University of Notre Dame, where he played piano in the jazz band, and sang in just about every ensemble.
As a music director, he has worked at the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in lovely Grand Lake, CO, and also led, arranged music for, and performed in The Undertones, a 12-person all-male a cappella group. A lifelong chorus tenor, he has sung with the South Bend and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and appeared with B.J. Thomas (I mean, you might as well list everybody, right?) and the Chieftains. He once sat in front of accordion legend Dick Contino on a plane. As a vocal music editor for five years at Hal Leonard Corporation, he did everything from arranging and editing music to producing talent in the recording studio. He also scored the movie Echo Lake – he’ll give you a buck if you’ve seen it. In Savannah, Brian sings in the Blessed Sacrament choir, and is co-founder and music director for Seersucker Live – A Literary Event. Transplants to Savannah, Brian and his wife Sarah are always looking for insider recommendations.