music

Hitting a new note: Randolph music faculty expand online instruction for students

Emily Chua playing piano in Wimberly Recital Hall at Randolph

As the fall semester begins, Randolph College professors are working to keep the music alive for students, thanks to lessons learned last spring.... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor discusses research in new webinar series

Psychology professor Sara Beck lectures during one of her classes at Randolph

Randolph psychology professor Sara Beck recently brought her research about children and their engagement with music to a new webinar series created by opera singer Renée Fleming. Music and Mind with Renée Fleming, which launched in mid-May, features Fleming talking to experts in fields like childhood development, healthy aging, pain and anxiety management, and rehabilitation... READ MORE >>

Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

Randolph College banner in front of Main Hall

Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: Aisha Downs Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Lewis Ward Awarded annually with preference given to a graduating senior studio art major. The criteria for the selection shall include inherent artistic talent and academic performance, along with the intention to pursue a... READ MORE >>

CANCELED: Award-winning pianist to perform the work of female composers during concert

Roger McVey

Roger McVey, a piano professor at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Iowa, will perform the work of Wyn-Anne Rossi, Emma Lou Diemer, Libby Larsen, and Caroline Shaw, the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music.... READ MORE >>

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 >>