Vaughan Recital Series

Alden G. Vaughan, a 1917 Dartmouth College graduate and Hanover resident who died in 1984, was honored November 16, 1988 at a recital in the series which was to bear his name.

Alden G. Vaughan

The well-known Faulkner Recital Series, which for several years had offered free recitals Wednesdays and Sundays, was renamed the Vaughan Recital Series in memory of Vaughan, who made a bequest to Dartmouth College in support of the fine arts. The fund is to support two areas which were of personal interest to Mr. Vaughan at the College: the Wednesday and Sunday recital series and the purchase of art books for the library.

Alden G. Vaughan earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College with a double major in Greek and Latin and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. After his wife's death in 1968, Vaughan returned to Hanover and held every officer position for his Dartmouth class.

Vaughan recitals are free and open to the public. Performances range from chamber music to Indonesian Gamelan. Students, faculty and artists whom faculty have sponsored give recitals. In the spring, Dartmouth seniors, who by their performance fulfill a course requirement, give the majority of recitals.  Students who would like to perform, but who are not ready to present an entire solo recital often join with other students. These recitals may be arranged with the help of the instrument or vocal instructors. The Vaughan Recital Series has been presented by the Music Department for many years. It is a service to the community and a benefit to its students (both as performers and listeners), its faculty and the audience at large.

Recitals take place in Faulkner Recital Hall in the Hopkins Center on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm and the Sunday recital is at 4:00 pm.  There is no admission charge.

Current recital series listings can be found on the Music Department calendar.

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If you are interested in performing in a Vaughan Recital, please visit our inquiry page.