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Lauren Mayer, composer and lyricist


Sol Joseph Recital Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Free, no tickets or reservations required


Works by Lauren Mayer performed by current students and alumni.


Lauren Mayer, composer, lyricist and pianist
Katherine Ahmann '19 & '21, soprano
Corinne Rydman '16, soprano
Taylor See '20, soprano
Sarah Szeibel '18, soprano

Artist Profiles 

Lauren Mayer teaches Musical Theatre and works as a music director for the SFCM Musical Theatre program.  She is a summa cum laude/phi beta kappa graduate of Yale University who studied songwriting with Maury Yeston and conducting with Rob Kapilow.  An accomplished songwriter, she has released six albums of original comedy music and eleven albums of educational music for children, as well as composing several published children's musicals.  Lauren is a five-time recipient of the San Francisco Cabaret Gold Award and has appeared in nightclubs and lounges throughout the Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York, including Feinstein's at the Nikko, The Cirque Room at the Fairmont Hotel, Society Cabaret, The Plush Room, and others, in her one-woman show, "Psycho Super Mom," doing a duo show with Karen Drucker, "From Drips To Divas," and in a marital cabaret, "Yes Dear", with her husband, Scott Grinthal. Lauren also writes and performs weekly topical comedy songs on her YouTube channel, as well as performing for political fundraisers and events, and several of her songs have gone viral, with over 3 million views and counting.

Despite all of Lauren's achievements and awards, Lauren's mother still doesn't understand why she didn't go to law school.

Departments and Faculty Involved with This Event

Opera and Musical Theatre