Vivan has been an Orff specialist in public and private schools for many years. She has presented many workshops for AOSA chapters and for NAfME and AOSA national conferences. She teaches Levels I, II, and III at many universities throughout the country. She served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as the Region V representative and as national co-chair for the 2005 AOSA conference in Birmingham. She has been an instructor for IAJE Teacher Training Institutes, and she continues to sing with big bands and small combos and has recorded with the Gregory Caputo Big Band featuring Phil Woods.