Music Education for Newfoudland and Labrador and beyond MUN Music Education

Douglas Vaughan  (Brass)
Douglas Vaughan was an instrumental music specialist in the Newfoundland and Labrador school system for over 30 years. His high school concert bands and jazz bands have won top awards in local, national and international competitive music festivals. Doug also directed the Eastern School District Band from 2004 - 2012, an auditioned ensemble providing a more advanced musical experience for the members who would then bring those experiences back to their school ensemble. He has been a member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra for over 35 years and served as Principal Horn for 20 of those years. In April 2019, he was awarded the NSO Players Award in recognition of his contribution to the orchestra, the teaching profession and the musical community of Newfoundland and Labrador.
 
Doug has also adjudicated at music festivals throughout the province since 1993 and enjoys helping younger players develop their musicianship through performance.  He has also been a regular faculty member of the MUN Junior Band Week since its inception in 2012. In 2013, he co-founded Atlantic Light Theatre, a company that stages Broadway musicals, as well as their original Newfoundland musical, A Call To Arms, a true story from the First World War. This production was videotaped in September 2019 and will be distributed to our provincial junior high and high schools by the Department of Education. The company provides professional performing opportunities for local actors and musicians and, as part of Atlantic Light Theatre's mandate, brings back professional Newfoundland and Labrador born performers to be in their productions and to mentor younger actors.
Doug is excited to be a part of the Music Specialist Foundational Techniques Institute faculty and looks forward to working with the MUN Music Education Faculty and students.