music department

Randolph faculty member selected for return performance at Carnegie Hall

Randall Speer

Randolph music professor Randall Speer has been selected for an exclusive opportunity to conduct a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City in spring 2019. Speer will conduct two settings of Te Deum—one by French Baroque composer Marc Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704), the other by the British contemporary composer John Rutter (b. 1945) as part... 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 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 >>

Summer Research combines student’s love of Shakespeare and music

Marianne Virnelson '17 works to compose music for a scene in Twelfth Night.

After seeing a production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet last summer, Marianne Virnelson ’17 realized she wanted to dedicate her professional life to preserving the great playwright’s work. One of her first steps is to combine her theatre and music majors, as well as her love for Shakespeare plays, into a Summer Research project. This summer,... 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 >>

Randall Speer wins Davidson Award

Randall Speer, associate professor of music, was named as the recipient of the Katherine Graves Davidson Award during Convocation ceremonies August 31, 2010 at Randolph College. The award is given annually to a faculty member who has brought distinction to the College. “This year’s winner has had a significant impact on our community,” said Dennis... READ MORE >>