Susanne Mentzer
Event Ended
  1. Performance Calendar
  2. Department Recital

Susanne Mentzer Voice Studio Recital


Barbro Osher Recital Hall
200 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
View Map



Taylor Chan, piano


Black Composers

Florence Price (1887–1953) - Arkansas
Songs to the Dark Virgin (1935)
     text by Langston Hughes: The Weary Blues
Night (1946)
     text by Louise C. Wallace
Melissa Dufort, mezzo-soprano
Kenzie Alberts, soprano

Cecil Cohen (1894–1967) - Chicago, IL
Death of an Old Seaman (1935)
     text by Langston Hughes
Alaska Coombes, mezzo-soprano

Willam Grant Still (1895–1978) - Mississippi
Grief (1953)
     text by LeRoy V. Brant
Anna Carney, soprano

Undine Smith Moore (1904–1989) - Virginia
Love Let the Wind Cry (1977)
     text taken from Sappho
Come Down Angels (1978)
     Traditional Spiritual
Stella Hannock, mezzo-soprano
Stacee Firestone, soprano

Mark Fax (1911–1974) - Baltimore, MD
Cassandra’s Lullaby
     from A Christmas Miracle (1958)
     text by Owen Dodson
Cassandra Dixon, soprano

Margaret Bonds (1913–1972) - Chicago, IL
Winter Moon (1936)
     from Songs of the Season
     text by Langston Hughes
Anna Carney, soprano

H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932) - Cleveland, OH
For You There is No Song
     from Five Millay Songs (1960)
     text by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Creole Girl
     from Nightsongs (1961)
     text by Leslie Morgan Collins
Amazing Grace (1992)
     text by H. Leslie Adams
Nina Jones, mezzo-soprano
Stacee Firestone, soprano
Emma McAlister, soprano

Quinn Mason (b. 1996) - Dallas, TX
Black Widow (2021)
     text by Kalena Bovell
Stella Hannock, mezzo-soprano


Latin Composers 

María Grever (1885–1951) - Mexican-American
Júrame (1926)
Ernesto Lecuona (1895–1963) - Cuban
Me Has Dejado (1956)
Megan Mateosky, mezzo-soprano

Xavier Cugat (1900–1990) - Cuban-American
Tonight (1939)
Alaska Coombes, mezzo-soprano

Asian Composers

Michael Ching (b. 1958) - Hawaiian
Dater #41: Overthinker
     from Speed Dating Tonight! (2013)
Nina Jones, mezzo-soprano

Adam Gwon - Chinese-Jewish-American
     from Ordinary Days
Emma McAlister, soprano

Felix Jarrar - Palestinian-Sri Lankan-American
Love me like a dog
Alexa Rosenberg, mezzo-soprano


Scott Joplin (1868–1917)
Slow Drag
     from Treemonisha (1913)
Susanne Mentzer Voice Studio
Stacee Firestone, soprano
Melissa Dufort, mezzo-soprano


Find your voice—and your community. A tight-knit group, voice students work closely with all-star faculty who have performed at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Paris Opera, Milan’s La Scala, and many others. As a student at SFCM, you'll have the opportunity to regularly attend dress rehearsals at the San Francisco Opera and take advantage of performance opportunities around the Bay Area.


The health and safety of the SFCM community and its patrons is of the highest priority. To help maintain a safe environment on campus for the SFCM community, and in adhering to San Francisco city guidelines, patrons are required to show proof of full vaccination to attend SFCM events. Please visit to read the SFCM's full Event Health & Safety policy.

Departments and Faculty Involved with This Event

Voice / Opera Studies