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Opportunities for Experience

Students may take advantage of many opportunities for performance or research.

Ensembles and Individual Lessons

The Randolph College Department of Music offers four ensembles (two vocal, two instrumental): Chorale, Touch of Harmony, Chamber Orchestra, and Ensemble.
Visit the Ensembles page for more information…

Randolph also offers group and individual voice instruction, and individual lessons in a variety of other instruments, including piano, organ, strings, winds, brass, guitar, and drumset.

Local Performances

Lynchburg offers many other performing experiences, including those with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, Opera on the James, and the Jefferson Choral Society. Music students also perform with other area schools and local church choirs.

Guest Artists

The Guest Artist Series brings musicians from around the country to teach and perform at Randolph College. While in residence, guest artists perform a recital and interact with students through rehearsals, master classes, and individual lessons.

Senior Capstone

During the fall semester, music majors explore bibliography, research techniques, and musical analysis in the senior seminar. Music majors have the option of pursuing a senior paper or a senior recital in the spring semester.

Additional Study Opportunities

Many Randolph College music students participate in summer research projects, internships, or study abroad programs.

Examples include:

  • Creation of an English Diction for Singers manual (Summer Research)
  • Development of a method to digitize department archive recordings currently on reel-to-reel tape (Summer Research)
  • ā€œEdward MacDowell and His Indianist Works,ā€ a study of the extent to which composer Edward MacDowell, in his works meant to convey the culture of American Indians, drew from authentic Indian sources and/or tried to imbue those works with qualities popularly associated with Indian music. (Summer Research)
  • Chicago Lyric Opera (Internship)
  • Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra (Internship)
  • Court Street United Methodist Church (Internship)
  • North Carolina Opera (Internship)
  • Varna International Music Academy, Varna, Bulgaria (Study Abroad)

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