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Johnie Dean

Johnie Dean


Dr. Johnie Dean lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he is actively involved in educational and church music. He is on staff at Midway College, and also serves as an adjunct music professor at the University of Kentucky. In addition, he is the Assistant Conductor of The Lexington Singers, and works with area local churches and their music leadership.

Dr. Dean received his Bachelor of Music degree in church music from Campbellsville College in Campbellsville, Kentucky, and his Master of Church Music degree in composition from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition was granted by the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Winner of numerous awards in both writing and performance, Dr. Dean is well-represented in sacred catalogs with having over 200 works published for piano, adult and children's choirs, handbells, orchestra, and instrumental ensembles. He also serves as a frequent choral adjudicator, vocal coach, vocal soloist, accompanist, and guest conductor.

Dr. Dean's family includes his wife Mindy and daughters Sarai and Katie.