Michael Vaughan grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and since 2004 has been living and performing in Vancouver, BC. Michael is assistant principal double bass with both the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and the Vancouver Island Symphony, and regularly performs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, the Okanagan Symphony and the Kamloops Symphony. Michael also performs as a chamber, contemporary, folk, and jazz musician with a wide variety of smaller ensembles. These have included Tango Paradiso, The Be Good Tanyas, The Kenzie Jones Big Band, Romanza, The Plastic Acid Orchestra, Rollaway, and many others. In 2014 Michael graduated with a Masters of Music from UBC. As a baroque musician, Michael has studied the viola da gamba with Natalie Mackie and Rainer Zipperling, the baroque double bass with Curtis Daily and Richard Myron, and has performed with Fretwork, The Victoria Baroque Players and the Early Music Vancouver Festival Orchestra.