The Wenatchee Valley Symphony has chosen Michelle Vaughn as its new concertmaster. Her expertise as a violinist and educator make her an ideal choice. Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Music Director Nikolas Caoile says of Vaughn, "I am extremely proud of Michelle. She is a wonderful musician and a great leader. It is with great pleasure that we welcome her with the Symphony family as our new Concertmaster."Ms. Vaughn earned a Master’s degree in Violin Performance Pedagogy with a Music Education Cognate from Central Washington University in 2013. She has performed in a variety of national and regional groups, including the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Chelan Bach Festival, the Yakima Symphony, the Gumi International Music Festival in Fairbanks, Alaska, and a variety of orchestra and chamber groups at Central Washington University. She currently serves weekly as a violin and viola coach for the Wenatchee High School orchestra. She also teaches private violin, viola, and chamber ensemble lessons to students from ages 4 to 75.In its 68th season, the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra is composed of local musicians whose purpose is to culturally enrich the communities of North Central Washington through music performance, outreach, and education.