Kevin J. Vaughn is Director of Music and Organist at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (South Bend, Indiana), accompanist for the South Bend Chamber Singers (Nancy Menk, director), and a nationally-touring concert artist. He appears regularly as a solo organ recitalist, and recent engagements include concerts at churches and universities in Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Berlin (Germany) and Toronto (Canada). He also performs with baritone Stephen Lancaster in collaborative programs of sacred music for voice and organ. Their first recording, Sacred Song, was released on the Albany label in 2018. In addition to performing, Vaughn has previously served on the instructional faculty of Goshen College (organ, harpsichord) and the University of Notre Dame (piano, organ). He regularly teaches organ literature to master’s and doctoral students in the Graduate Program in Sacred Music at Notre Dame.
Vaughn holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano, organ, and sacred music, including the first Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance conferred by the University of Notre Dame. His former teachers include Phyllis Warner and Craig Cramer. He is a past dean of the St. Joseph Valley (IN) chapter of the American Guild of Organists and holds the Guild's Colleague certificate.