Deborah Lee Sperlich was first hired as an adjunct member of the voice faculty at the University of Florida in 1987 and has continued for over twenty-five years, working with both classical music and musical theatre majors. She received a Masters Degree in Voice Performance from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Florida. Prior to teaching at UF, she was on the voice faculty at Jacksonville State University in Alabama.
As a classical singer, she specializes in performing with Baroque and contemporary chamber ensembles, including concerts in Argentina and Hong Kong, and is a regular performer on the Jubilus Concert Series in Gainesville, Florida. Her non-classical performing experience includes work as a singer/dancer at Disneyworld and as a performer and choreographer at several Musicana Dinner Theatres throughout Florida.
Many of Ms. Sperlich’s students have been recognized for their outstanding achievements, including dozens of first-place winners at the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing student competitions, and many students who have been in shows on Broadway, national tours and regional theatres.