High School and was a
member of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra from 1973 to 1975. In 1976, she attended Boston University and graduated with a
Bachelor of Music degree in 1981.
whom she has worked include the American Ballet Theater, the Hollywood Bowl
Symphony, the Long Beach Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera, the New York City
Opera National Company, the Opera Pacific Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony,
and the state orchestra in Tyrolia, Austria.
1991, the New York City Opera National Company mounted a production of The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart at the Power Center for the Performing Arts in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
appeared on Luis Miguel’s Grammy-winning Segundo Romance in 1994.
She also appears on his Todos Los Romances
and Allen Savedoff’s Contradiction and Savoir
In the field
of music education, Vivian has served as an adjudicator at the 2006 VOCE
competition, director of the orchestra at Villa Park High School, principal
guest conductor with the Santa Clarita Young Artist Symphony, private
instructor, and teaching artist with the Harmony Project.
In July 2011,
she was elected to the board of directors of Professional Musicians
Association 47 in Los Angeles,