Originally from El Paso, Texas, Dean began studying the violin at the age of 12 with violinist Fred Jewel. At 15, he began studying with Guillermo Quezada, principal violist of the El Paso Symphony. He received a scholarship to attend Baylor University and while in Waco, Tx he performed for three years with the Waco and San Angelo Symphonies.
His solo violin service began in 1992 in New York City through the placement bureau at The Juilliard School where he completed his B.M. degree in performance.
Upon moving to Dallas, Texas in 2001, Dean has performed with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, the Allen Symphony, the Orchestra of the Pines, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, and the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra. He performs continuously as a freelance event soloist for wedding ceremonies, dinners, and corporate events. Past corporate clients include The Chase Tower, Neiman Marcus, Ethan Allen, Anne Fontaine, Softtek, The Adolphus, Direct Selling News, Omni Hotels and Resorts, The Thanksgiving Tower, Lincoln Plaza, Ebby Halliday, Frost Bank, Offices of the Rolling Stones, the Dallas Athletic Club, The Rosewood Mansion and The Water Club in New York City.