Hi, I’m Vivian and I’m very glad you have found me. I thought you might want to know a little bit about how I became an accompanist/collaborative pianist.
I am the daughter of a piano teacher mother and a piano tuner father. As a result, I started learning to play the piano at age three and by the age of twelve, I was actively accompanying various choral groups, as well as summer theater productions.
I graduated from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, with a degree in piano performance. I continued my education at Michigan State University where I studied with Ralph Votapek, winner of the first Van Cliburn Competition, and completed my masters degree in chamber music and accompanying.
I served as the accompanist for the Orpheus Club in Lansing, Michigan, was staff accompanist at Northeast Missouri State ( now Truman State), and a freelance accompanist at the University of Indianapolis.
When our family moved to Atlanta in 1989, I started The Master’s Academy of Fine Arts, a school of the arts for homeschooled students. I worked as founder and executive director of The Master’s Academy until 2010. When all of our children were grown, I returned to my first love of accompanying.
I truly love playing for a living!