Katherine Jolly

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 >>

Veteran of national opera stage headlines first Guest Artist Recital of 2019

(clockwise, from left) Katherine Jolly, Emily Yap Chua, and Andrew Gabbert

Katherine Jolly, a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals and music professor at Indiana University, will perform alongside pianist and Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua and cellist Andrew Gabbert in the next Guest Artist/Faculty Recital on Saturday, Jan. 19. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall and... READ MORE >>

Award-winning vocalist Katherine Jolly to perform with Randolph faculty

Katherine Jolly

This Saturday evening, award-winning opera singer Katherine Jolly will perform works by Scarlatti, Debussy, Strauss, and Gordon in the Wimberly Recital Hall of Presser Hall. Jolly is the winner of the 2006 Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals, and has sung with the New York City Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Theatre St. Louis, and the... READ MORE >>