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Rick Vandivier (Lecturer)

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Personal bio
A Graduate of the Berklee School of Music, Instrumental Performance Arts, Boston, Mr. Vandivier also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Jazz Performance from San Jose State University. Mr. Vandivier has over thirty years of public appearances with such artists as David Grisman, Richie Cole, Smith Dobson, Albert "Tootie Heath," John Stowell, Bruce Forman, John Handy, Mose Allison, Dr. Lonnie Smith, San Jose Symphony Orchestra, American Musical Theater of San Jose, Opera San Jose, and Theatreworks. With his own group, Mr. Vandivier produced and composed the music and arrangements for two CDs. Serving as co-producer and composer, he recorded two CDs with the group Primary Colors, featuring vocalist Nate Pruitt. In addition, Mr. Vandivier's work is ongoing with various other Bay Area artist projects, performances and CD productions. Mr. Vandivier has also enjoyed a long association with the Stanford community including several years of teaching at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

Currently teaching
MUSIC 274J: Advanced Jazz Guitar (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
MUSIC 174J: Jazz Guitar (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
MUSIC 179Z: Applied Music Private Lessons (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
MUSIC 171: Chamber Music (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
MUSIC 171Z: Chamber Music (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
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