Matthew Vaughn has been a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1999, and currently serves as acting principal trombone. Previous positions have included principal trombone of the San Antonio Symphony and service in the United States Air Force Concert Band in Washington, D.C. . He has performed with the Los Angeles and Israel philharmonics, Atlanta and National symphonies, and the “Super-World” Orchestra in Tokyo. He has been featured as a soloist with the San Antonio, Lafayette, Indiana University, and Richmond (Indiana) symphonies, as well as the Temple University and United States Air Force bands.
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, 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, and currently teaches at Temple University. His former teachers include M. Dee Stewart, Milton Stevens, and David Brumfield. He joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012.