Deborah received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Biola University where she studied with Dr. William Lock. She spent a summer at the Aspen Music Festival prior to attending graduate school at the University of Southern California, where she studied with Margaret Schaper and received a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Arts. While at USC she was active in the Opera Workshop program working with Christopher Larkin, William Lumpkin and Armen Guzelimian. Following graduate school she performed with LA Opera, where she fulfilled a lifelong dream of sharing a stage with her favorite tenor, Plácido Domingo! She also sang with the LA Master Chorale, performing at the Hollywood Bowl under the direction of Zubin Mehta. She had the privilege of once again joining her favorite Tenor at Dodger Stadium, in the chorus with “The Three Tenors,” (José Cárreras and Luciano Pavarotti weren’t bad either!)
Deborah has performed in various operas, as well as oratorios and other classical mediums throughout Southern California. She was the Soprano Soloist at First Presbyterian Church for several years under the direction of Dr. Fred Bock, as well as a guest soloist at other Los Angeles area churches. She has also pursued other musical avenues, including musical theatre, pop standards and TV and film work. She traveled to New York to sing with Davis Gaines in a workshop production of the dramatic musical, Masada and has been seen on stage at Actors Co-op in Hollywood in several productions, including Into The Woods, God & Shakespeare, Jerry’s Girls, Sentimental Journey: A 1940s Supper Club and Peter & Wendy. Film and TV credits include The Nanny, Boston Public, Seabiscuit and X-Men: The Last Stand. Her solo concert, A Few of My Favorite Things, was an evening of 1940s pop standards in collaboration with pianist David Kennedy. Since relocating to the Austin area, she has performed with the Starlight Symphony as guest soprano soloist for performances of Messiah as well as An Evening of Grand Italian Opera, Seasonal Christmas concerts, and their annual Benefit Fundraising Gala concerts.
Deborah teaches private voice instruction, as well as general music and drama classes at a private school in Dripping Springs for students 1st through 12th grade.
Deborah is also the founder of the recently formed Dripping Springs Actors Workshop for stage actors eager to test their mettle with Shakespeare to contemporary theatre in a workshop setting.