Deb Shebish is a versatile classical violinist and traditional fiddler who has performed at venues including: the The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN with Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Ric Blair and Tim O’Brien, the United States Air Force Academy, the Hilbert Circle Theater, the Waterford Tall Ships Festival in Ireland, and the Leith Folk Club in Scotland. She has performed as a contract violinist with the Terre Haute, IN, Danville, IL, Muncie, IN, and Richmond, IN Symphony Orchestras. Deb holds a Masters Degree in Scottish Studies from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Indiana State University. Her masters thesis focused on how traditional fiddle is taught to youth in the Orkney Isles, Scotland. She has contributed to two Greentrax Scottish Traditions CD’s: Orkney: Land Sea and Community and Chokit On A Tattie.
Deb is a versatile licensed music educator who has taught for The School District of Philadelphia, Indianapolis Public Schools, Teach for America in the Mississippi Delta, The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and St. Mary of the Woods College. She released her first album, Kitchen Fiddle, in September 2015 and is currently working on the documentary film Hoosier Fiddlers: Celebrating Indiana’s Fiddle Traditions.