Dean Sorenson is a prolific and highly sought after composer, trombonist, and clinician. His most recent publications, the Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method, Advanced Jazz Ensemble Method, and Jazz Combo Session, are a "must-have" for developing jazz ensembles and combos.

Dean holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and the Eastman School of Music and is Interim Director of Jazz Studies and Performance at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. He spent two years touring the United States and Japan with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, playing trombone and writing many arrangements for the band. Dean is a Yamaha performing artist and maintains an active freelance schedule, playing for touring shows and a wide variety of local groups.

Recent commissions have come from the Augusta State College Jazz Band, the South Jersey Wind Ensemble, and the Chestnut Brass Company. His many compositions and arrangements are published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company.