Greg Vaught has served as principal librarian of the San Antonio Symphony since 1983. Previously he played bassoon and contrabassoon with the North Carolina Symphony and performed and recorded with the Dallas Symphony. A native of Boise, Idaho, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Indiana University School of Music, where he was a student of Leonard Sharrow, former principal bassoonist of the NBC and Chicago symphonies, as well Milan Turković and William Waterhouse.
Greg has served as president of the Major Orchestra Librarian’s Association, an international organization including more than 270 symphonic, opera, and ballet orchestras, service bands, music festivals, and conservatories on six continents. His interest in musical detail and proofreading led to involvement in the publishing of numerous critically corrected editions by the Edwin F. Kalmus Co. Works under his editorship include Holst’s The Planets, Strauss’s Don Quixote, Paganini’s Second Violin Concerto, Debussy’s Première rhapsodie for Clarinet, and Charles Tomlinson Griffes’s The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan. In addition he has made major contributions to new critical editions of other works by Strauss, Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky.
Greg’s interests outside music include San Antonio Stars basketball, Boise State football, reading, and cinema. He has seen more than 1,600 films, and none of them includes “Harry Potter” in its title.