Deborah Brooks

Deborah Brooks

Career Development

Orchestral Excerpts (Cello)

Adjunct Professor


Instrumental Studies, Music Business and Entrepreneurship

Contact Information


Deborah Petty Brooks is the director of DFW Musicians Services LLC ( since 1999 and contracts orchestras and smaller ensembles for many events in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Ms. Brooks served as associate principal cellist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for 18 years. She was the featured soloist with Bobby McFerrin, Bernadette Peters, and Mark O’Connor on the Fort Worth Symphony Pops Series. Although Ms. Brooks resigned her position in 1999 to expand her freelance and contracting career, she rejoined the Fort Worth Symphony in 2010. She has been the solo cellist for Casa Mañana Musicals since 1981 and is in the core orchestra for the Dallas Summer Musicals. Ms. Brooks has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for their participation in the Bravo Festival in Vail, Colorado for ten years, as well as an extra during their regular season in Dallas. Ms. Brooks received her BM and MM in cello performance at UNT under the tutelage of Adolfo Odnoposoff.