Music

Alumnae scientists share career experiences with students

Catharine Smith Carty '75 (right) speaks during the panel discussion.

Three alumnae scientists, Aneliese L. Apala ’11, Catharine Smith Carty ’75, and Aliya Gifford ’04, returned to Randolph College Friday afternoon to discuss their experiences and share advice with current students aspiring to enter careers in the sciences. The Women in Science Panel discussion was part of Randolph’s 2016 Science Festival, which continues with events... READ MORE >>

Randolph receives grant to purchase new piano

The keys of the new piano

Randolph College was recently awarded a $12,960 grant from the E.K. Sloane Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation for the College’s music department to purchase a new piano. On Wednesday, the Steinway upright piano was installed in the teaching studio in Presser Hall. “We’re so fortunate to have the support of the Hampton Roads... READ MORE >>

Randolph student to deliver presentation on evolution of blues music

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Nathan Heinicke-Peart ’17 will give the lecture “From Blues to Pop,” at the Legacy Museum of African American History in Lynchburg Sunday at 3 p.m. During his presentation, Heinicke-Peart will illustrate and demonstrate classic blues’ influence on modern-day pop music. In addition, he will trace the history of blues, ragtime, and jazz, specifically various Delta... 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 >>

Randolph’s spring music performance receives media attention

Randall Speer conducts the Randolph College Chamber Orchestra

Check out the story on the upcoming spring music concert in the local News & Advance. http://www.newsadvance.com/the_burg/music/randolph-college-s-spring-concert-offers-mass-appeal/article_0939c0e8-e836-11e4-a1a9-a3339d5324f9.html... READ MORE >>

Randolph to present its largest ever musical performance

Randall Speer conducts the Randolph College Chamber Orchestra

Randolph College will host what organizers believe to be the largest collaborative musical performance in the College’s history on April 26. This year’s spring music concert will feature more than 100 performers—from Randolph and across the region, including high school groups, church groups, and several returning alumnae. The event, which is free and open to... READ MORE >>

Randall Speer presents A World Premiere

Randall Speer, professor of music

One day four years ago,  Jim Peterson, a retired English professor approached Randall Speer, associate professor of music, and asked him to put music to Peterson’s poetry, The Resolution of Eve, a collection of 19 poems inspired by the etchings of Goya. Captivated by Peterson’s beautiful imagery, Speer not only wrote the first two musical... READ MORE >>

Randolph presents Baroque chamber music recital

violin

Guest artists Jeannette Jang , violin, and Adam Carter, cello, will present recital chamber works ranging from the Baroque era to the 20th century at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 in Wimberly Recital Hall at Randolph College. Jang is currently a member of the Richmond Symphony and has degrees in music from the University of... READ MORE >>

Gustavo Romero piano concert set for Feb. 20

Photo of Gustavo Romero

Gustavo Romero will perform in Wimberly Recital Hall on Friday, Feb. 20, in a concert presented by Forte Chamber Music and the Randolph College music department.... READ MORE >>

Christmas Vespers performance set for December 7

Photo of Vespers Concert

The 2014 Christmas Vespers includes Hildegard Von Bingen’s O Virga ac diadema and Bach’s Cantate No. 64.... READ MORE >>