music

Randolph to welcome opera, musical theatre performer for guest artist residency

Scott MacLeod

Scott MacLeod, a voice professor at High Point University, will be a featured performer in Randolph’s next Guest Artist Series event on Saturday, Feb. 22. The concert is free and open to the public, and will begin at 3 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, inside Presser Hall. MacLeod is a seasoned and versatile performer, teaching... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor performs at Carnegie Hall

Emily Yap Chua warms up on piano prior to the recital

Randolph music professor Emily Yap Chua recently showcased her piano skills at one of the most storied performance venues in the world—Carnegie Hall in New York City. Chua performed two sets of English art song with tenor David Tayloe, including the complete cycle of A Young Man’s Exhortation, composed by Gerald Finzi. With Tayloe and... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosting first-ever Arts Open House Feb. 8

Graphic for Arts Open House

  Are you or someone you know interested in studying the arts at Randolph College? Sign up now to attend Randolph’s first-ever Arts Open House February 8! The daylong event will help prospective students and their families get to know the art scene at Randolph and will feature the College’s studio art, dance, museum and... READ MORE >>

First 2020 Guest Artist Recital brings international award-winning pianist, humanitarian to campus

Gabriela Montero

Randolph’s first Guest Artist Recital of 2020 will feature Gabriela Montero, an international award-winning and bestselling recording artist and human rights advocate. Praised by The New York Times as a musician of “steely power, soulful lyricism, and unsentimental expressivity,” Montero will perform a recital of works for solo piano at Randolph on February 7 at... READ MORE >>

Renaissance Music Academy students to perform at Randolph

Smith Hall Theatre

This Sunday, January 19, Randolph will welcome 10-16-year-old musicians from Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia to campus. The students will showcase their skills to the community with a free performance that begins at 4 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre. The event will feature soloists with an orchestra of professional musicians and advanced students performing works... READ MORE >>

Chua’s CD project with Katherine Jolly receives high praise in Gramophone magazine

Emily Yap Chua

A CD project co-produced by Emily Yap Chua, a Randolph music professor, recently received a glowing review in the international classical music magazine, Gramophone. Chua was the pianist for the CD project, Preach Sister, Preach, which was partially funded by a grant from Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program. She partnered... READ MORE >>

KAIA String Quartet to bring Latin American repertoire to Randolph

KAIA String Quartet (©†Todd Rosenberg 2017)

The internationally renowned KAIA String Quartet will grace the stage of Wimberly Recital Hall in Randolph’s next Guest Artist Recital on Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Celebrated for its ability to “beautifully blur the lines between classical, Latin, and world music,” the Chicago-based KAIA String Quartet is... READ MORE >>

Randolph music professor to give preview of Carnegie Hall performance

Emily Yap Chua

This Sunday, October 27, music professor Emily Yap Chua (piano) and David Tayloe (tenor) will give a special preview of their upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall. The preview recital, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Westminster Canterbury retirement community in Lynchburg at 3 p.m. Chua and Tayloe, along with Elizabeth Castillo... READ MORE >>

Silent film and organ music? Oh, my! Music department to host Spooky Night at Randolph

Poster for Spooky Night at Randolph event

Randolph College’s music department will host a new Halloween-themed event that features the screening of a silent movie and creepy organ music. This family-friendly event, called A Spooky Night at Randolph, is free and open to the public and will take place Saturday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. “This is a... READ MORE >>

Pianist Sean Chen set to dazzle audiences with guest artist recital

Sean Chen

Praised for his “alluring, colorfully shaded renditions” (The New York Times) and lauded as a “thoughtful musician well beyond his years” (The Republic), pianist Sean Chen will make his Lynchburg debut in a solo recital at Randolph on October 10. The program is free and open to the public, and begins at 7:30 p.m. in... READ MORE >>