Meet the Artists
Vivian Spates is a Northeast Kingdom native. She graduated from North County Union High School and the University of Northern Colorado. After college Mrs. Spates taught music in the Newport City Elementary School for three years followed by three years of teaching vocal music at NCUHS. She has been the pianist for a variety of local theatrical groups, district and state music festival choruses and local school groups, as well as organist for the United Church of Newport. Mrs. Spates accompanies the local singing ensemble, Northsong. Vivian and her husband Doug live in Derby. They have three daughters, an equal amount of sons-in-law and seven grandchildren.