Deborah Williamson has performed as a lyric soprano in operatic and musical theater productions and concerts in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, Croatia, and throughout the United States. Named a 2016–2017 Baylor University Outstanding Professor for Teaching, Dr. Williamson is a tenured Professor of Voice, and has served on the Voice faculty at The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She has a deep affinity for the language, music, art, scenery, and culinary delights of France, and has taught French Lyric Diction at the university level for more than twenty years. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice from the University of North Texas; the Artist Diploma in Opera and the Master of Music in Voice from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; and the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Baylor University. She is the Founder and Coordinator of the Baylor Summer Voice Institute, and has served as Chair for the National Student Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and two terms as Governor of the Texoma Region of NATS.