Bethany Vaughan

Bethany Vaughan


Bethany Vaughan is a free-lance trumpet player and educator based in the Chicago area. She is currently finishing up her masters degree in trumpet performance at Northwestern University, and she received her Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Bethany has played with the Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and more, and she is a substitute trumpet for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, and Illinois Symphony Orchestra. She has been a trumpet fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School, Roundtop Festival Institute, and Texas Music Festival, and she has performed at the Bravo! Vail music festival in Breckinridge, CO. She was also recently section leader of the acclaimed Northwestern Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Bethany loves playing all types of music and has experience playing with groups specializing in styles ranging from Latin fusion to jazz to mariachi. She is also an avid chamber musician, and her brass quintet, Talos Brass, was recently named a finalist in the Music Teachers National Association chamber music competition. Her primary teachers include David Bilger (recently retired Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra), Michael Sachs (Principal Trumpet- the Cleveland Orchestra), Thomas Rolfs (Principal Trumpet- Boston Symphony Orchestra), John Rommel (Indiana University), Kris Kwapis (baroque trumpet specialist), and James Austin (former principal trumpet- the Houston Symphony.

Bethany loves to teach and is the trumpet coach for Niles North High School in addition to maintaining a private studio. She finds giving her students the tools they need to fully express themselves through the trumpet to be an immensely fulfilling endeavor. Bethany teaches students of all ages, and she tailors her teaching to each individual student.

To contact/schedule a lesson with Bethany email or call 773-744-1156

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