Riner Scivally – curriculum vitae

Riner Scivally






Education:  BA 1973 Occidental College

MM 1994 University of Southern California

2004 Scuola Civica di Milano (Early Music)

Classical Guitar studies with Darryl Denning (Occidental College)

James Smith (USC)

Jazz Guitar with Dave Koonse

Jim Wyble

Joe Di Orio (USC)

Renaissance Lute and Vihuela with John Schneiderman

Paul Beier (Scuola Civica di Milano)





Playboy Jazz Festival with Barbara Morrison and the Pasadena Jazz Institute Big Band

Percy Faith Orchestra Tour of Japan 1990 with Alan Broadbent and Putter Smith

Stacy Rowles Trio

Ron Berman / Riner Scivally Guitar Duo





Selected Recordings:

Give and Gather  (Clay Jenkins) 1991

Blue Wind (Rob Kyle) 1995

I’ll Be Seeing You (Jean Frye Sidwell)2003

Soul Eyes (Berman/Scivally) 2004

For All We Know (Jean Frye Sidwell) 2005

Duets (Isla Eckinger/Riner Scivally) 2005




Teaching experience: I am currently on the music faculties of Occidental College and Pasadena City College where I teach private instruction in guitar, guitar class and improvising classes.