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FAQ

How is the site’s content organized by tabs?

  1. The tabs along the top of the page: Opera Star, Radio SongstressLive Onstage and Spiritual Singer contain pictures and representative streamed audio selections of Miss Mayer’s singing.
  2. The second tab from the left, called Episodes spans her singing, and later, teaching careers from her early development and breakout discovery in Chicago through to her retirement years in California.  This period of time is broken into five numbered chronological sub-tabs each beginning with the geographic locations (e.g., Chicago, NY, CA) and descriptions of activity.
  3. The first sub-tab under Episodes called Performance Summary lists the operas and oratorios in which Miss Mayer performed, plus the organizations and conductors with whom she collaborated.
  4. The Last sub-tab under Episodes called Searchable Chronology lists professional milestones, personal events and family relationships throughout Miss Mayer’s life.
How do I use the media streamer to play selections?

  1. After you access a sound enabled tab, you will find an audio player located directly under the page title.  In addition to the play, pause, forward and return keys, you may click on the rightmost icon (which looks like a three line list superimposed with two barred eighth notes) to view a complete list of audible songs or arias.  You have the option to play the whole “set” or even to shuffle the order.  Finally, the ascending bar icon in grey and coral is a volume control.
Where can I find obituaries for Margery Mayer?

  1. At the bottom of the Transition to Retirement sub-tab (under the Episodes tab) is a list of obituaries posted from Chicago, New York and Carmel, CA.
Is there a designated memorial fund and how can I contribute?

  1. For those who wish to make a voluntary contribution designated specifically for the renamed Margery Mayer and Sigvart J Steen Music Scholarships at Wagner College, New York City, on the bottom right side of the Transition to Retirement sub-tab there is a link to Wagner College Online Donations site.
How do I use the media streamer to play selections?

  1. After you access a sound enabled tab, you may click on the rightmost icon (which looks like a pair of two barred eighth notes) within the audio player located directly under the digital timer. A list of songs or arias will drop down from there from which you can select. You have the option to play the whole “set” or even to shuffle the order.  The icon with pink ascending bars is a volume control.
What are the near-term plans for the site?

  1. On some of the performance category tabs only some songs within the audio player are audible.  In some cases other non-audible repertoire is listed beneath for context or completeness.
  2. Additional selections will be added as more audio become available (e.g., a complete Verdi Requiem with William Steinberg, conducting).
  3. If you encounter difficulties navigating site links or in playing the recorded music please drop a note to: liederrock@gmail.com .
Why does the sound of the samples vary so much?

  1. Most of the recordings of Miss Mayer’s singing were made well before the era of hi-fidelity or stereo recording and have gone through punishing decades of use in their original forms. Remarkably, despite the many imperfections in the media, even the earliest 80+ year old recordings, show the emerging vocal potential and musicality of a barely twenty year old.
Are their platform restrictions for accessing this site?

  1. This site should be device independent in native browser form on PC Windows, Mac OS X, iPad/iPhone iOS and Works on iPads, iPhones, and Android based portable devices. In addition there are clients available for iOS (Apple Store) and Android based tablets and phones. It is possible (and recommended for higher quality) to ‘Airplay’ the browser window and audio to any Airplay or Airplay2 enabled device such as a stereo system.