Matthew Vaughn, former Principal Trombone of the San Antonio Symphony, has been the Associate Principal Trombone of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1999. A former member of the United States Air Force Concert Band, Mr. Vaughn has performed with the National Symphony, Israeli Philharmonic, and the ”Super-World” Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan.
An active soloist, Mr. Vaughn has performed with the San Antonio Symphony, Lafayette Symphony, Richmond (Indiana) Symphony, Mainline Symphony, the United States Air Force Band, the University of Kentucky Symphony, and the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.
He has given frequent solo recitals and masterclasses in the Philadelphia area and worldwide and has performed on stage with many of the world’s most prestigious conductors and soloists.
Mr. Vaughn earned a Bachelor of Music degree with high distinction and a Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University in 1992, continuing with graduate work in education and conducting at Indiana University and George Mason University.
An accomplished music educator, Mr. Vaughn teaches trombone and coaches brass chamber music at Temple University, and is the founder of the Bar Harbor Brass Week. Mr. Vaughn, a former winner of the Eastern Trombone Workshop Solo Competition, studied with David Brumfield, M. Dee Stewart, and the late Dr. Milton Stevens.