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Acclaimed cellist to perform at Randolph College

Michael Samis and Emily Yap Chua

Praised for his “consummate musicianship” (Fanfare Magazine) and “commanding technique,” (Nashville Scene) cellist Michael Samis will perform in a Guest Artist Recital with pianist Emily Yap Chua at Randolph on Friday, October 19. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, inside Presser Hall, and is free and open to the public. For the concert, Samis and... 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 pianist to perform at Randolph February 11

Awadagin Pratt

Pianist Awadagin Pratt, an internationally acclaimed recitalist and concerto soloist, will perform at Randolph College February 11. The concert is free and open to the public, and is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, inside Presser Hall. Pratt, who was recognized as one of the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow in Ebony magazine’s 50th... 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 >>

Alumna endows music scholarship to honor piano professor

Laura Geisel Sullivan, M.D. ’74 entered medical school at a time when there were few female physicians. And while she was a serious student of biology at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, she also was a talented and dedicated student of piano. As an undergraduate, Sullivan remembers practicing the piano “every night after dinner until 10 p.m.,... READ MORE >>