Deborah Mashburn has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra since 1976. She studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, on a Rotary Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship and two Austrian Government Grants. She also graduated from the University of North Texas with a master's degree in percussion performance.
Deborah toured throughout Europe as a member of the Glorieux Ensemble among others. She has appeared as soloist on the Cliburn Concert Series and is principal timpanist for the Dallas Opera. Deborah is actively involved in introducing music and percussion to students of all ages. She leads a percussion trio that has performed more than 500 concerts for thousands of students. She has been adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and is resident percussionist with Voices of Change, a local new music ensemble whose recording Voces Americanas was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1999.