Vivian Doublestein began her study of the piano at age three and by the age of twelve, was actively accompanying various choral groups, instrumentalists and summer theater productions.
A graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, with a degree in piano performance, she continued her studies at Michigan State University where she studied with Ralph Votapek, winner of the first Van Cliburn Competition. There she earned her masters degree in chamber music and accompanying.
Vivian 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 both the University of Indianapolis and The University of Georgia. She has served as church pianist in multiple locations throughout the years, and has also played for various vocal and instrumental competitions, including NATS.
A huge proponent of arts education, Vivian created The Master’s Academy of Fine Arts, a fine arts school for homeschooled children based on the six historical time periods of the arts. After serving as Executive Director for twenty years, and overseeing 35 schools around the country, she returned to her first love of collaborative piano.
Mrs. Doublestein currently serves as a part of the Collaborative Piano faculty at the University of North Georgia, and as a freelance accompanist in the greater Atlanta metro area.