Kim Vaughn is a certified sound judge; a member of the Education Direction Committee; an international faculty coordinator; and Master Director 700 of former international champions, San Diego Chorus. A Sweet Adeline since 1974, she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
Kim is one of only eight women in the Sweet Adelines Organization to have won both an International Quartet Championship (3 times - High Society; Savvy; and A Cappella Gold), and a chorus International Championship, as a director. (San Diego Chorus)
Having retired from directing the San Diego Chorus, Kim now travels extensively coaching quartets and chorus all over the world. If you want to know why she does what she does, and why she brings so much passion to her work, you can hear it in her own words...
“There isn’t any way that Sweet Adelines hasn’t changed my life. I don’t think I realized until I joined Sweet Adelines and became a chorus director, chorus singer, and quartet singer, that I was creative. I never thought of myself that way. Now I feel like every possibility is open, especially musically. The performances and shows you can do opens up a whole new world. It gives you a place to sing, to stretch your musical skills, ... it just does so much more than that. We change women's lives. I know, because I am one of them."