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Sakari Dixon Vanderveer

Redlands, CA            

Sakari Dixon Vanderveer’s work connects people of all ages and backgrounds over a shared love of music. A composer, violist, and teaching artist, she eagerly collaborates with creatives of various disciplines, especially if such projects enable children to experience the joy of creating art.

Photography by William Vasta, 2014

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Articles April 26 2018 | By Sakari Dixon Vanderveer
Letting My Network Become My Classroom

After I plunged right into a 9-to-5 position, I began to contemplate what it would look like to create a routine that would facilitate the continuation of my education in...

Articles April 19 2018 | By Sakari Dixon Vanderveer
Exchanging Perfectionism for Contentedness

As a composer, I’ve realized that perfectionism is encouraged frequently to some extent and with good reason. Precise notation minimizes uncertainty for performers and makes rehearsals more efficient. But don't...

Articles April 12 2018 | By Sakari Dixon Vanderveer
Wearing All the Hats: Reflections on Being a Teacher, Too

Since I was convinced that I wanted to focus on freelance composing and performing when I graduated, I didn’t thoughtfully consider the possibility of teaching as an integral aspect of...

Articles April 5 2018 | By Sakari Dixon Vanderveer
Learning to Embrace Community-Based Music-Making

Joining the Redlands Community Orchestra meant that I could get to know not just music but also people over a long period of time. Since I wanted to learn how...