Michael Vaughn, Director of Music and Worship Arts
832-934-0100 (ext. 127)
Michael received his Master's degree from The University of Houston in Voice and dual Bachelor's degrees in Voice Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College. Further studies included Doctoral work in conducting under the instruction of Dr. Charles Hausmann at the University of Houston where he has also worked with the university choirs and prepared choruses for the Moores School Opera Department. Michael has served on the faculties of Texas Southern University, Sam Houston State University, Lee College, and San Jacinto College and formerly was the Director of Music at The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his church work Michael is the Music Director of the Houston Revels - a production company that produces a community Christmas production each year in Houston. Michael is the lead coordinator for the Worship Planning Team for the 2016 Texas Annual Conference and, for the 6th year in a row, will be teaching at the Texas Conference Choir Clinic at Lakeview Retreat Center.
As a singer Michael has appeared with the Houston Symphony singing solos in Schubert's Mass in E-flat and also sang the baritone solos from the Operatic Scene from Nabuo Uematsu's Grammy Award winning "Final Fantasy." He has performed over a dozen operatic leading roles and Michael's favorite performed concert repertoire includes the baritone solos of Requiems by Brahms, Mozart, and Faure and Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem.
Michael's voice students have won major awards and scholarships throughout the United States with several students singing in Broadway productions and in major opera houses. His favorite Broadway Musical conducting credits include Urinetown, Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Once Upon a Mattress. Michael's productions as vocal music director for Klein High School's musicals were nominated 4 years in a row for best ensemble, music direction, and best show with a win in 2012 for 'best chorus/ensemble' in the highly regarded Tommy Tune Awards in the Houston area.