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Mrs. Vivian Doublestein, M.Mus.

Title: Accompanist

Office: Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Collaborative Piano


Vivian Doublestein is the daughter of a piano teacher mother and a piano tuner father. She began her study of the piano at age three and by the age of twelve, she was actively accompanying various choral groups, as well as summer theater productions.

A graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, with a degree in piano performance, Vivian 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 the University of Indianapolis.

Upon moving to Atlanta with her family in 1989, Vivian began The Master’s Academy of Fine Arts, a school of the arts for homeschooled students. She served as founder and executive director of The Master’s Academy until 2010.

With her children grown, Vivian returned to her first love of accompanying. She currently serves as staff accompanist at UNG Dahlonega, and as a freelance accompanist in the greater Atlanta area.


  • M.Mus., Accompanying and chamber music, Michigan State University, 1983
  • B.Mus., Piano Performance, The College of Wooster, 1977

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