Brian Dehn


Brian Dehn, founder and artistic director of Meistersingers, has conducted his ensembles in some of the world's most remarkable venues including Carnegie Hall, the Sistine Chapel, St. Mark's in Venice, St. Peter's in Rome, St. Mathias in Budapest, St. Tomaskircke in Vienna, St. Patrick's and The Riverside Church in New York, St. Anne's Cathedral in Sydney, St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge, St. Patrick’s and St. Mary’s in Dublin and the Beijing Central Conservatory.  His selection of top quality repertoire and special work with vocal development has him in frequent demand as a guest clinician with choirs throughout California and the Western United States.

Mr. Dehn is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Claremont Graduate University.  He recently completed 15 years of teaching at the high school level where his ensembles were awarded consistent "Superior" ratings and  invitations to prestigious festivals around the state, including an invitation to perform at the 2018 ACDA Western Region Convention.  He took his programs on performance tours to New York, Spain and Portugal, San Francisco, China, Italy, Ireland and England, and Australia.  For over 20 years Brian Dehn has also held positions as director of music for a variety of Southern California churches.

As an accomplished tenor soloist, Mr. Dehn has performed in Chicago Symphony Hall for Chapman University, The New Century Singers, The California Women's Chorus, Pasadena Pro Musica as well as soloist for many other professional music ensembles, colleges and churches throughout Southern California.  An accomplished ensemble singer in his own right, he has performed with Zephyr, De Angelis, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Mr. Dehn maintains membership in a number of music organizations including the American Choral Directors Association, International Federation of Choral Music, Music Educators National Conference, California Music Educator's Association (where he was a presenter in 2016), Chorus America and the National Association of Church Music where he served as board member for Church Literature.  He lives in Orange, California, with his wife Chelsea and their two sons.