Music

Louisa Branscomb ’71 receives award from International Bluegrass Music Association

Louisa Branscomb '71 holding her 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Louisa Branscomb ’71 recently earned a 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). The award is given to musicians who have made substantial contributions that broaden the genre’s accessibility and recognition. The Distinguished Achievement Award is one of the IBMA’s highest honors. It is reserved for those who been forerunners in... READ MORE >>

Award-winning Jasper String Quartet to perform at Randolph

Jasper String Quartet

On October 20, Randolph College will host the internationally renowned Jasper String Quartet in a guest artist/faculty recital, with Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua at the piano. The performance is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre, inside Smith Memorial Building. Winner of the prestigious... READ MORE >>

Music professor Emily Yap Chua to perform at Otterbein University

Emily Yap Chua

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua is the featured pianist in a recital this Sunday, Oct. 1 at Otterbein University in Ohio. The event will take place at 2 p.m. in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center. Chua will perform works by Handel, Brahms, Lutoslawski, and Liebermann. Prior to the concert, she will... READ MORE >>

Endstation Theatre brings Million Dollar Quartet to Randolph

Preview performance Thursday in the Hampson Commons at Randolph College

When Randolph music professor Randy Speer dreams, sometimes the soundtrack to his unconscious state is the music he’s directing for an upcoming show. Since he is spending part of his summer as music director for Endstation Theatre Company’s production of Million Dollar Quartet, his head has been filled lately with the greatest hits of Elvis... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors students with 2017 Academic and Leadership Awards

Randolph College Banner

Randolph College students were recognized on Wednesday with numerous academic and leadership awards. This annual event honors students who have excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. SEE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE FACEBOOK PAGE Academic Departmental Awards included:   Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis... READ MORE >>

Grant helps Randolph purchase new pianos

A close-up of one of the new Boston upright pianos

A $26,449 grant from the E.K. Sloane Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is helping Randolph purchase two new pianos for its music department. The upright, Steinway-designed Boston pianos were delivered to practice rooms in Presser Hall this morning. They join a third Boston upright procured last year through a similar grant from the... READ MORE >>

Internationally acclaimed pianist to perform at Randolph February 11

Awadagin Pratt

Pianist Awadagin Pratt, an internationally acclaimed recitalist and concerto soloist, will perform at Randolph College February 11. The concert is free and open to the public, and is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, inside Presser Hall. Pratt, who was recognized as one of the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow in Ebony magazine’s 50th... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor shares ‘Vocal Hacks’ with Chorus America

Randall Speer

Randolph music professor Randall Speer was one of several professional musicians and directors across the nation who provided “vocal hacks” in a recent article by Chorus America. In the story, Speer gave advice on the advantages of warming up alone. The article is available in its entirety at https://www.chorusamerica.org/singers/vocal-hacks. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Chorus America... READ MORE >>

Internationally acclaimed opera musician to perform at Randolph

Robynne Redmon

Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano opera vocalist and a voice professor at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, is the featured performer in a Guest Artist/Faculty Recital at Randolph Saturday, October 1. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, is free and open to the public. Accompanied by Randolph music professor... READ MORE >>

Virginia Symphony Orchestra violinist to perform at Randolph

Elizabeth Coulter Vonderheide

Randolph will host its first Guest Artist/Faculty Recital of the fall semester this Saturday, September 3, featuring violinist Elizabeth Coulter Vonderheide. The performance, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, and will include works by Copeland, Mendelssohn, and Prokofiev. Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua will... READ MORE >>