Deborah Dierks is the lecturer and vocal coach for the Opera program at the University of Louisville. She is one of the staff accompanists as well. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and her graduate degree from the University of Louisville. Her various accompanying responsibilities include her work at the university's School of Music, as well as the instrumental program at the Youth Performing Arts School and various professional and semi-professional local music groups. She has performed with the Choral Arts Society, the former Bach Society, Metropolitan Opera auditions, Governor's School for the Arts and NATS competitions. Deborah is an active member and musician for the Presbyterian Church (USA), specifically Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church in Louisville, where she is the Music Director. Professional recitalist and collaborator, Deborah has performed across the US and Europe.