Brian Dehn - Conductor

Director Brian DehnBrian Dehn, founder and artistic director of Meistersingers, has conducted his ensembles in some of the world's most remarkable venues including the Sistine Chapel, Carnegie Hall, St. Mark's in Venice, St. Peter's and St. Ignatius in Rome, the Berliner Dom, 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, Beijing Central Conservatory, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shanghai.  He is in frequent demand as a guest clinician with choirs throughout California and the Western United States.

Mr. Dehn is currently also Director of Music Ministry at St. Boniface Church overseeing the Parish Choir which participates weekly in Mass as well many outside performances including their lauded Gaudete and Laetare Concerts with full orchestra.  He serves as his full time position as Director of Choirs and Performing Arts Department Chair at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano.  He is also the founder and Conductor Emeritus of the Orange County Catholic Chorale, at the helm for 5 seasons with his chorus over 100 volunteer voices.  Mr. Dehn also serves, recently completing his tenth year, on the faculty of the summer program of the Idyllwild School of the Arts.
 
As an accomplished tenor soloist, Mr. Dehn has performed in Chicago Symphony Hall for Chapman University at a National ACDA Convention, the William Hall Chorale, The New Century Singers, The California Women's Chorus, as well as soloist for many 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 under the direction of Grant Gershon.
 
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, 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.