String Bass Coach
James Vaughn has enjoyed a full and diverse career in academic and professional fields as a bassist. He has performed with all the major professional and regional symphonic orchestras along the Rocky Mountain Front Range. He was also a member of the Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado, and Theater Orchestra for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
As a member of the string department at the University of Northern Colorado, he served as Instructor of the Double Bass Studio, retiring in 2013 after 23 years.
He was a founding orchestra member with Inside the Orchestra, a music appreciation program aimed at introducing both elementary and pre-school aged children to symphonic music. It is one of his proudest associations.