A Turtle’s Tribute:
This Bio was in the program for the July 1981 concert, Showtime ’81:
Dean (Principal Accompanist) held both Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from North Texas State University, where he studied with Dr. Charles Brown and Donald Willing on a full scholarship. For two years he was a winner in the San Antonio Organ Competition. Upon completion of his studies at NTSU, Mr. Beasley spent two years at the Conservatory of Music in Geneva, studying organ with Lionel Rogg.
He was awarded a scholarship for these studies by the Swiss government. While at the conservatory, he performed numerous concerts throughout Switzerland and France, including Geneva and Paris. He also assumed musical direction of the choir of the American Women’s Club of Geneva, which received invitations to sing at the Hotel Intercontinental, at the United Nations Women’s Guild Annual Christmas Program, and for the Swiss Romande Geneva television media on a live program featuring the American bicentennial. During this time he also served as organist for French-German-, and English-speaking churches. Mr. Beasley performed in Master Classes with Arthur Poister, Jean Guillou, and Pierre Segond, and was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. While with the Chorale he was a piano student of Monte Hill Davis.