Estabrook, Dean M

Dean M. Estabrook 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.

Dean has conducted workshops and directed honor choirs as well as having adjudicated CMEA and ACDA festivals throughout Northern and Central California. He has served on the State Board of both ACDA (Area Representative) and CMEA (State Choral Representative). His articles have been published in the National ACDA’s, Choral Journal, CMEA News, California ACDA’s Cantate, and the NFIMNA Journal and is a is a member of ASCAP In 1995, CMEA honored him as “Outstanding Music Educator for Northern 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 retired from directing a fifty-five voice adult choir for St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Yuba City.

In addition to his handbell works, Dean has written many creative, sophisticated, and lovely choral pieces which can be seen and heard at:

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