Location: California, USA
Dean M. Estabrook (ASCAP) received his B.M. degree from the University of Arizona in 1964 and his M.A. in Music Theory and Composition from California State University at San Jose in 1966. He did post-graduate study at Occidental College, as well as the California State Universities at Fullerton, Sacramento, San Jose, and Chico.
Mr. Estabrook has conducted workshops and directed honor choirs as well as having adjudicated CMEA and ACDA festivals throughout Northern California. He has served on the State Board of both ACDA (Area Representative) and CMEA (State Choral Representitive). His articles have been published in the National ADCA’s, Choral Journal, CMEA News, California ACDA’s Cantate, and the NFIMNA Journal. In 1995, CMEA honored him as “Outstanding Music Educator for Nothern California.”
He taught choral music, music theory, and instrumental music in Yuba City for thirty-one years, before retiring in 1997. After ten years, he recently retired from directing a fifty-five voice adult choir for St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Yuba City. He is now actively involved in composing and arranging for various ensembles. His choral compositions and arrangements are presently being published by Sound Music Publications in Washington State (www.smpjazz.com), and his Handbell compositions will soon be published by From The Top Music, located in New Mexico. (http://www.fromthetopmusic.com/)