Cynthia Vaughn Opens New Magnolia Music Studio Location in Tri-Cities
Cynthia Vaughn, founder and director of Magnolia Music Studio-Old Town in Fort Collins, Colorado and co-author of the leading class college textbook and song anthology, The Singing Book, is opening a new music studio located in Tri-Cities, Washington in September 2014.
"I'm excited to join a thriving Washington regional arts community that boasts Mid-Columbia Ballet Company, Mid-Columbia Symphony, Mid-Columbia Master Singers, Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre, and The Toyota Center for touring Broadway shows." Vaughn described the arts community that will now include the new Magnolia Music Studio-RiverWalk location. "It's an exciting time to be in the Tri-Cities with expanding arts programs at Columbia Basin College, completion of the new REACH amphitheater, and plans to build a new Performing Arts Center. This is clearly a community that values arts education and I hope to make a difference by adding another creative outlet for local musicians."
The former Colorado State University professor opened the original Magnolia Music Studio location in 2008 with just one voice teacher and one violin teacher, but the studio grew rapidly and now employs five voice teachers, a champion fiddler, and instructors in harp, violin, and flute offering over 100 private lessons per week. Vaughn hopes to duplicate that success at the new Tri-Cities location, which will initially offer voice and violin lessons when the studio opens on September 2, 2014 at 430 George Washington Way, Ste. 440, Richland, Washington 99352. Vaughn plans to expand the offerings as the studio is also hiring experienced vocal and instrumental teachers who are active performers with music degrees.
Vaughn is widely respected in the field of music and has written dozens of feature articles and interviews for Classical Singer Magazine and was a longtime columnist for the National Association of Teachers of Singing newsletter Internos. She has performed in light opera, oratorio, musical theater, radio and TV commercials in California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, and her home state of Colorado. Vaughn recently performed professional music theater roles such as Mother Abbess (Sound of Music), Martha (White Christmas), and Ensemble in the award-winning production of Les Miserables at Midtown Arts Center in Colorado. Cynthia Vaughn enjoys working with experienced singers and novices, classical singers, pop singers, and choral singers.