Vermillion National Music Museum Has A New Director

Vermillion National Music Museum Has A New Director

Dwight Vaught has been named the director of the National Music Museum in Vermillion.

He started his new position Monday and is looking forward to leading the museum into its next chapter as a landmark of American music.

Vaught is currently a doctoral candidate in Public Administration at the University of Illinois (UIS) – Springfield. Since 2018, he served as house manager for the performing arts at the institution.

The NMM recently opened its new Lillibridge Wing to the public. It is preparing to reopen the historic wing of the facility, with 12,000 square-feet of new exhibitions, in 2023 – marking the museum’s 50th anniversary.

Vaught holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, a master’s degree in Music Theory/Composition, a master’s degree in Arts/Non-Profit Administration, completed coursework in Musicology and a post-master’s certificate as a Certified Performing Arts Executive.