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Dr. Michael Vaughn is a Chicago native with a Bachelors in Music from Birmingham-Southern College, as well as a Masters in Music and PhD in historical musicology from Northwestern University.

Has taught/directed color guards for 20+ years, a frequent clinician/adjudicator, and has been on Support/administrative staff with The Cavaliers since 2009.

Currently, Dr. Vaughn is a Professor of Music at National-Louis University in Chicago, and also has served on the Board of Directors of the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Bonnie and Lee Malmed Young Artist Competition, and the SSCM. Is a specialist in English music of the 17th-18th centuries, his work appears in numerous scholarly journals and has been presented at various national and international conferences.  He is well known as a lecturer and also has extensive experience as a keyboardist, singer, and choral director.  

On Dr. Vaughn's spare time enjoys traveling, reading, architecture, all things English, and biking.