Deborah Popham is assistant professor of music and coordinator of vocal studies at Sam Houston State University. She has been a soloist throughout Canada, Italy, and Switzerland, including the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. An active recitalist, she has performed recitals throughout the United States. Popham has performed with Arizona Opera, Rome Symphony, and was selected for the emerging artist program with OperaWorks. She has presented her research at National Opera Association and College Music Society conferences, and recently presented at the International Congress of Voice Teachers in Stockholm. She was a participant of the NATS Intern Program, as well as a recipient of the Emerging Leader Award for the southeast region. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in December 2015 in a solo recital in Weill Hall. She earned her BM and BA degrees from University of Akron, and her MM and DMA from Arizona State University.