Music

Randolph music professor shares ‘Vocal Hacks’ with Chorus America

Randall Speer

Randolph music professor Randall Speer was one of several professional musicians and directors across the nation who provided “vocal hacks” in a recent article by Chorus America. In the story, Speer gave advice on the advantages of warming up alone. The article is available in its entirety at https://www.chorusamerica.org/singers/vocal-hacks. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Chorus America... 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 >>

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 >>