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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 will provide new instruments for Randolph College Chamber Orchestra

Randnolph College students and community musicians perform in a concert.

Randolph was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation that will be used to purchase new instruments for the Randolph College Chamber Orchestra. Founded in 2012, the musical group allows students to perform major works in chorus and orchestra in numerous public concerts each year. These concerts enable the College to... READ MORE >>

Endstation Theatre brings Million Dollar Quartet to Randolph

Preview performance Thursday in the Hampson Commons at Randolph College

When Randolph music professor Randy Speer dreams, sometimes the soundtrack to his unconscious state is the music he’s directing for an upcoming show. Since he is spending part of his summer as music director for Endstation Theatre Company’s production of Million Dollar Quartet, his head has been filled lately with the greatest hits of Elvis... READ MORE >>

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 >>

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 >>

Randall Speer presents A World Premiere

Randall Speer, professor of music

One day four years ago,  Jim Peterson, a retired English professor approached Randall Speer, associate professor of music, and asked him to put music to Peterson’s poetry, The Resolution of Eve, a collection of 19 poems inspired by the etchings of Goya. Captivated by Peterson’s beautiful imagery, Speer not only wrote the first two musical... 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 >>