Emily Yap Chua

Randolph music professor performs at Carnegie Hall

Emily Yap Chua warms up on piano prior to the recital

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua recently showcased her piano skills at one of the most storied performance venues in the world—Carnegie Hall in New York City. Chua performed two sets of English art song with tenor David Tayloe, including the complete cycle of A Young Man’s Exhortation, composed by Gerald Finzi. With Tayloe and... READ MORE >>

First 2020 Guest Artist Recital brings international award-winning pianist, humanitarian to campus

Gabriela Montero

Randolph’s first Guest Artist Recital of 2020 will feature Gabriela Montero, an international award-winning and bestselling recording artist and human rights advocate. Praised by The New York Times as a musician of “steely power, soulful lyricism, and unsentimental expressivity,” Montero will perform a recital of works for solo piano at Randolph on February 7 at... READ MORE >>

Chua’s CD project with Katherine Jolly receives high praise in Gramophone magazine

Emily Yap Chua

A CD project co-produced by Emily Yap Chua, a Randolph music professor, recently received a glowing review in the international classical music magazine, Gramophone. Chua was the pianist for the CD project, Preach Sister, Preach, which was partially funded by a grant from Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program. She partnered... READ MORE >>

KAIA String Quartet to bring Latin American repertoire to Randolph

KAIA String Quartet (©†Todd Rosenberg 2017)

The internationally renowned KAIA String Quartet will grace the stage of Wimberly Recital Hall in Randolph’s next Guest Artist Recital on Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Celebrated for its ability to “beautifully blur the lines between classical, Latin, and world music,” the Chicago-based KAIA String Quartet is... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor to give preview of Carnegie Hall performance

Emily Yap Chua

This Sunday, October 27, music professor Emily Yap Chua (piano) and David Tayloe (tenor) will give a special preview of their upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall. The preview recital, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Westminster Canterbury retirement community in Lynchburg at 3 p.m. Chua and Tayloe, along with Elizabeth Castillo... READ MORE >>

Silent film and organ music? Oh, my! Music department to host Spooky Night at Randolph

Poster for Spooky Night at Randolph event

Randolph College’s music department will host a new Halloween-themed event that features the screening of a silent movie and creepy organ music. This family-friendly event, called A Spooky Night at Randolph, is free and open to the public and will take place Saturday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. “This is a... READ MORE >>

Randolph kicks off guest artist music series with performance by virtuoso violinist

Christina Nam

Virtuoso violinist and 2019 National YoungArts Winner Christina Nam is the featured musician in Randolph’s first guest artist recital of fall 2019. She will perform alongside music professor Emily Yap Chua (piano) on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, located inside Presser Hall. The event is free and open to the... READ MORE >>

New CD project addressing world issues features Randolph music professor

Emily Yap Chua

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua is featured on the newly released CD, Preach Sister, Preach. Chua was the pianist for the project, which was partially funded by a grant from Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program. She partnered with soprano Katherine Jolly in recording the album. Jolly, formerly on the... READ MORE >>

Chua serves on panel for North Carolina Arts Council

Music professor Emily Chua and other panelists on the Composer Artist Fellowship Panel

Music professor Emily Yap Chua recently served on the Composer Artist Fellowship Panel for the North Carolina Arts Council in Raleigh, N.C. The panel reviewed works by composers in a wide range of styles and selected three fellowship recipients. Along with Chua, other panelists included Mélisse Brunet of Appalachian State University, and Keith Davis of... READ MORE >>

Lift every voice: New initiative exposes Randolph students to underrepresented musical artists

Katherine Jolly, winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals, and music professor Emily Yap Chua performed a song cycle by African-American composer Evan Williams at Randolph

Music professor Emily Yap Chua believes every musical work is a manifestation of the composer’s lived experiences. That’s why she teaches her students about the well-known artists throughout history, such as Bach and Beethoven, but also about current-day composers from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. “It’s not just about the book study of... READ MORE >>