Suzanne Recer is a pianist and coach in the voice department of California State University, Northridge. Her work there includes accompanying voice lessons, coaching singers, performing in dozens of voice recitals each year and acting as opera coach and pianist for the university’s nationally recognized opera program. Ms. Recer has served as the music director of the Los Angeles Music Theatre Company and has been a pianist and coach for the statewide Cal State Summer Arts Programs.
A native of Oklahoma, Suzanne received her formal training at Cameron University and California State University, Northridge. Ms. Recer has been on the faculty and music staff of both Chapman College and Glendale College where her professional activities have included piano instruction, accompanying performance classes for singers and instrumentalists as well as pianist for choral programs, opera productions, faculty and student recitals. At Cal State Northridge, Suzanne’s instrumental collaboration has included many wind recitals as well as the ongoing wind master classes. In addition, Suzanne has been a faculty member of the innovative summer training program, Operaworks, since 2000.
Ms Recer has been the pianist for many prominent master classes, including those presented by Carol Vaness, Nico Castel, Mignon Dunn, Warren Jones, Delores Ziegler, William Sharp, Andreas Mitisek, William Vendice and Ruth Welting. As a frequent recital partner, Suzanne Recer has performed for the San Francisco Opera Affiliate Artist Series as well as numerous concerts for singers and instrumentalists throughout the United States.