Richard Vaughan directs the Hillview instrumental program which includes the Concert Band, Orchestra, Chorus and Jazz Band. His elective classes include SoundTek - a film composition class for iPads - and School of Rock - a rock history and performance class. A cellist and National Board certified music educator, he has performed internationally in chamber music festivals and as a soloist.
Mr. Vaughan graduated from UC Santa Cruz (Go Slugs!) in 1987 with a double major in Biology and Music. He received his Masters in Music Education from the Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, Ct in 1989. For nine years he was the music director at Woodside School. From 1997 to 2001, he was an Assistant Conductor with the El Camino Youth Symphony. In 2004, Richard was recognized by the radio station KDFC, as one of the Bay Area’s outstanding music educators.