Dr. Vaughn Cardona

Assistant Professor of Music

E-mail: Vaughn.Cardona@bryan.edu
Office Phone: 423.775.7289
Box: 7816

Academic Degrees

  • D.M.A., Orchestral Conducting, Louisiana State University
  • M.M., Orchestral Conducting, Colorado State University
  • B.A., Applied Music, Transylvania University

Professional Associations

  • Conductor’s Guild
  • League of American Orchestras
  • The College Music Society


  • “Conducting Elgar’s Wand of Youth Suites: Programming Possibilities and Perspectives on Performance.” DMA monograph, Louisiana State University, 2014.
  • “A Justification for Synthesis of Writing into the Curriculum of Music Appreciation.” gtPathways Newsletter 4, no.1 (2011): 1-3.

Topics of Expertise

  • Orchestral Conducting
  • Orchestral Repertoire and Programming
  • Conducting Pedagogy
  • Opera and Musical Theatre Conducting
  • Historical Musicology
  • Woodwind Performance and Literature