Deborah Mashburn, Principal Timpanist of The Dallas Opera Orchestra, is also Assistant Principal Timpanist/Percussionist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. She studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria on a Rotary International Undergraduate Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship and two Austrian government grants. She graduated from the University of North Texas School of Music with a Masters in Percussion Performance. She toured throughout Europe as a member of the Glorieux Ensemble and performed frequently with the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Salzburg Academia Camerata Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Nuremberg Opera and the Munich State Opera. She has toured throughout North America, Europe and Singapore with the Dallas Symphony and performed at music festivals in Mexico and South America. She was a featured soloist on the Cliburn Concert Series.In addition, she is resident percussionist with the new music ensemble, Voices of Change. Ms. Mashburn actively introduces music and percussion to students of all ages in the metroplex. She leads a percussion trio that has performed hundreds of concerts for thousands of students.