Soprano Deborah Lifton
Start: October 15, 2021 12 p.m.
End: October 15, 2021 1:45 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall

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Endowed with a rich, warm, and expressively direct lyric coloratura voice, Deborah Lifton is one of today’s most compelling performers of contemporary American opera and song. First Place Winner of the prestigious Joy in Singing Competition Prize, Ms. Lifton’s work has also been honored by the National Federation of Music Clubs, the David Adams Art Song Competition, and the Hellenic Foundation. As an educator, Ms. Lifton is passionately committed to equipping young singers with the technical and artistic tools for success. She has taught vocal performance at New York University, Ithaca College, and Western Connecticut State University – along with adjunct appointments at Syracuse University and Cornell University. In 2015 she founded Vocal Audition Advantage program for young singers. She is currently an associate professor of voice at The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT.

Learn more about soprano Deborah Lifton.

Related Events

Ms. Lifton will also present a recital in Sursa Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 14.



This event will feature three Ball State students being coached by Deborah Lifton while performing music by W.A. Mozart, Carl Loewe, and Vincenzo Bellini.

Free Admission

This event is free and open to the public.


Parking is available in the McKinley Parking Garage (entrance on Ashland Avenue) located immediately south of Sursa Hall. On weekdays, metered parking ($1/hr) is available on the first floor of the garage until 7 p.m. at which time parking is free. This garage is free on weekends.

COVID-19 Safety Policies

We look forward to welcoming our patrons and guests to campus! We have a number of policies in place to ensure this can be done safely.

  1. Please visit Ball State’s COVID-19 Information page for current information and any updates regarding campus visitors.
  2. If a visitor exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19, they should NOT attend events or otherwise enter campus buildings and grounds.
  3. Face masks are currently required inside campus buildings at all times regardless of vaccination status. This includes School of Music performances at Sursa Hall and Hahn Hall. Learn more.