Owner & Director
Magnolia Music Studio
Cynthia Vaughn (she/her) is founder and director of Magnolia Music Studio (Colorado 2008, Washington 2014-present). In nearly 40 years as a voice teacher, she has established nine independent studios across the country and was on the voice faculties of Colorado State University, Cedarville University in Ohio, ArtConnects International in Urbino, Italy, and The Arvada Center for the Arts in Colorado. She has compassion and a joy for teaching that encompasses singers at all levels and ages. Her voice students include high school and college students; professional singers, actors, and recording artists; music educators; singer/songwriters; retirees; and community singers.
Cynthia Vaughn is a respected singer, voice teacher, author, and clinician. Vaughn and the late Meribeth Dayme, PhD, co-authored The Singing Book (1st, 2nd, 3rd editions 2004-present), a leading college voice class textbook and song anthology published by W.W.Norton & Co NY/London (North American and International editions). Vaughn was one of “57 experts from across the US” selected as a contributing author for The Voice Teachers Cookbook: Creative Recipes for Teachers of Singing (Meredith Music Resource, 2018). Vaughn is Associate Editor for Independent Voices for National Association of Teachers of Singing Inter Nos, NATS biannual member publication (2018 to present.) In the 1990s Vaughn wrote the “Currents” column for NATS Inter Nos, focusing on current pedagogy trends and the new internet technology. During that time Vaughn was also a writer and editor for the original New York based Classical Singer Magazine, contributing 40+ articles and interviews. One of those interviews was with the legendary voice pioneer and author Meribeth (Bunch) Dayme, PhD, author of Dynamics of the Singing Voice. This was the beginning of a twenty year friendship and collaboration that continued until Dr. Dayme’s death in 2019. Cynthia Vaughn and Matthew Hoch compiled and edited "The Essentials of CoreSinging: A Joyful Approach to Singing and Voice Pedagogy" by Meribeth Dayme (1938-2019), due to be released in Spring 2022 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Cynthia Vaughn, soprano, has performed professional opera, operetta, music theater, oratorio and concerts in New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Washington, and her home state of Colorado. holds her MA in Vocal Performance from San Jose State University, her BA in Vocal Performance from California State University East Bay, and completed doctoral coursework at University of Northern Colorado.
March 8th is International Women's Day. To celebrate, we’ve elected to highlight the accomplished women that sit on the Tri-City Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors. Thanks to all the women represented on the Regional Chamber’s board, staff, and membership.
Women on the Chamber's Board of Directors