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Allan Dean

Allan Dean is Professor in the Practice of Trumpet at the Yale School of Music and performs with Summit Brass, St. Louis Brass and the Yale Brass Trio. In the early music field he was a founding member of Calliope: A Renaissance Band and the New York Cornet and Sackbut Ensemble. Dean was a member of the New York Brass Quintet for 18 years and freelanced in the New York City concert and recording field for over 20 years.

Dean performs and teaches each summer at the Mendez Brass Institute and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. He is a frequent soloist with Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band and has appeared at the Spoleto and Casals festivals, Musiki Blekinge (Sweden) and the Curitiba Music Festival (Brazil) among others. He can be heard playing both modern trumpet and early brass on over 80 recordings on most major labels including RCA, Columbia, Nonesuch and others. On early instruments he has recorded with Calliope, the Waverly Consort, and the Smithsonian Chamber Players.

Dean served on the faculties of Indiana University, the Manhattan School of Music, The Hartt School and the Eastman School. He lives in the Berkshire Mountains with his wife, Julie Shapiro, an artist, and his daughter, Eloisa. He is an avid tennis player and practices hatha yoga daily.