Matt vaughn

Co-Principal Trombone, The Philadelphia Orchestra.

The Curtis Institute of Music. Temple University Boyer College of Music.


About matthew vaughn

MATTHEW VAUGHN joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in September 1999 as Associate-Principal Trombone, was Acting Principal Trombone during the 2012-2014 seasons and is currently Co-Principal Trombone. He was Assistant-Principal and Acting-Principal Trombone of the San Antonio Symphony from 1997 through 1999. Prior to joining the San Antonio Symphony, Mr. Vaughn served in the United States Air Force Concert Band in Washington, D.C. from 1993-1997.

Vaughn has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony and National Symphony, and has been featured as a soloist with the Lafayette Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Temple University Band, the United States Air Force Band, the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond (Indiana) Symphony. Born in Dallas and raised in Richmond, Indiana, Mr. Vaughn earned a Bachelor of Music degree with high distinction and a Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University (1992), continuing with graduate work in conducting at Indiana University and George Mason University. He taught trombone and was a member of the faculty brass quintet at the University of Texas at San Antonio, founder of Bar Harbor Brass Week (2001-2016), and is a sought-after clinician and soloist.  He currently teaches at Temple University and Curtis Music Institute.

Vaughn's former teachers include M. Dee Stewart, Milton Stevens and David Brumfield. He resides in South Jersey with his wife, two boys and two cats. 


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