Dean Slocum is a professional composer-arranger and pianist in Nashville, TN. His projects include Christian songwriting, record production (both live and sample-based MIDI recording), scoring for video and broadcast, church praise & worship bands and live concert performances. Go to the Music Library to hear mp3s and to view and/or save music notation.

A graduate of North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Music, his formal studies were divided between jazz and traditional music. After a "continuing education" in the Nashville commercial music industry, his credentials in pop, country and Christian music are extensive.

His internationally popular compositions, styles1.mid and styles2.mid, were written for the Creative Labs Sound Blaster series of PC soundcards. These MIDI files have been packaged with millions of Sound Blaster products, and have been featured on web sites around the globe, including the Taiwanese government. Dean is the composer of other self-playing demos for products manufactured by E-mu Systems.

Glad Tidings is a powerful Christian radio ministry based in Charlotte, NC. Their daily message, along with Dean's theme music, is broadcast on over 100 stations throughout the U.S., Canada, Bermuda, Guam, Panama and New Guinea.

As a pianist-synthesist, he has performed for three Presidents and has performed in the Governor's Mansions in both Tennessee and Hawaii. With Crystal Gayle, he has performed for President George H. W. Bush on four separate occasions. One of those was in the East Room of the White House for the President, his Cabinet and Governors for the annual Governor's Conference in 1992. In June 2004, Dean and Crystal performed in Houston for George H. W. Bush's 80th birthday celebration.

Dean continues to perform occasionally with Crystal. Other artists he has performed with include the Moody Blues, Anthony Burger, Lori Morgan, Suzy Bogguss, Paul Overstreet, Lee Greenwood, Ronnie Milsap, T. Graham Brown, Billy Dean, Louise Mandrell, Red Skelton, Andy Williams, Gary Morris, Linda Davis, Deborah Allen, Charlie McCoy, Charlie Rich, Boots Randolph, Hal Ketchum, Eddie Rabbit, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Vinton, Roy Clark, Burl Ives, Eddy Arnold, Dobie Gray, The Four Aces, The Four Lads, Jerry Vale, Fabian, Bobby Reidell, the big bands of Les Elgart and Tex Beneke and many others.

Television performances include Hey, Hey, It's Saturday Night (Australia's version of "Saturday Night Live") and numerous performances on The Nashville Network (TNN), The Grand Ole Opry, Turner South, NBC, The Family Channel, BBC (London, EN), Fox Network, Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends, and HBO.

Dean has performed with many great symphony orchestras with various artists: Chicago Symphony, Atlanta Pops, Nashville Symphony, Calgary Symphony (Alberta, Canada), Knoxville Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Colorado Symphony, El Paso Symphony, Louisville Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Spokane Symphony and Virginia Symphony.

Visit the School of Music and learn to play and write.
Photo Gallery includes a few people Dean's met on his journeys. Foyer – Dean Who? Come on in. It's like home in here.
Bookstore is now offering a best seller, Between the Lines!
Music Library, Shhh! Listen to MP3's
Performance Hall with live engagements and booking office
Studio - Work, Work, Work!

Acknowledgements: Thanks to the following two individuals, each of whom participated in the design and html work for this site:

Chari Slocum, web and graphic designer

Ginger Gausman, the host of this web site

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