Topic: Gail Robinson-Oturu
Written by Gail Robinson-Oturu, President
Clarksville, TN – The Nashville Symphony and the Nashville Symphony Chorus will appear in concert on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at 3:00pm in theMusic/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.
This is part of the Clarksville Community Concert Association (CCCA) 2012-13 series and is co-sponsored by Austin Peay State University (APSU). This historic occasion, held in conjunction with the APSU re-naming of the Concert Hall in honor of Drs. George and Sharon Mabry, marks the first time that both the Nashville Symphony orchestra and chorus would appear on the CCCA series.
Austin Peay State University music professor Gail Robinson-Oturu to perform in Hopkinsville on Saturday
Clarksville, TN – Acclaimed soprano andprofessor of music Gail Robinson-Oturu will join composer and pianist Roland Carter at 7:30pm on September 29th for a special concert, “Music of the Heart,” at the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville, KY.
The event, sponsored by the Pennyroyal Arts Council, will kick off that community’s Alhambra Concert Series. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Several faculty atrecently announced their latest professional and scholarly activities.
Dr. Stuart Bonnington, professor of psychology, recently presented a workshop, titled “The Quest for Balance: Qigong and the Healthy Helper,” for the Nashville Metropolitan Action Commission Annual Health and Wellness Conference on August 3rd. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The city of Clarksville is deceptively large. Sure, there’s the small town charm of Franklin Street and the local university, but spread over about 95 square miles, more than 130,000 people call the city home. For a couple of faculty members in themusic department, that makes Clarksville large enough to need certain cosmopolitan attractions.
“We feel Clarksville should have an orchestra of its own, and there should be a choral component to go along with that,” Dr. Gregory Wolynec, APSU associate professor of music, said. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN - Anmusic professor will share her research on the musical repertoire of Clarksville native Clarence Cameron White as the next presenter in the University’s esteemed Provost Lecture Series.
Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, professor of voice, will present “Clarence Cameron White: Clarksville’s Connection to Haitian Opera and Carnegie Hall” at 3:00pm, Thursday, April 7th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – In honor of the The Mid-South Jazz Festival’s 50th Anniversary, the is proud to be working with in bringing in world-renown jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli and his Swing Seven for a Concert at Austin Peay State University. This concert will close out the Clarksville Community Concert Association’s 2010-11 .
Don’t miss this one night only concert on Friday, April 8th at 7:30 pm in the Concert Hall (Music/Mass Communication Building) at Austin Peay State University. You can buy your tickets online, Adult admission is $25.00, Youths 18 and younger or non-APSU student with school ID are $12.00, and APSU students with valid ID are admitted for free.
Clarksville, TN – In the late 1880s, at the age of 8, Clarence Cameron White began studying violin. The Clarksville native then became a musical prodigy in his own right within four years, studying with accomplished violinist Will Marion Cook and attending Oberlin Conservatory at the age of 16.
The nature of White’s compositions changed over time. Anmusic professor will share her research on White’s musical repertoire as the next presenter in the University’s esteemed Provost Lecture Series.
Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, professor of voice, will present “Clarence Cameron White: Clarksville’s Connection to Haitian Opera and Carnegie Hall” at 3:00pm, Thursday, January 20th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. «Read the rest of this article»
It is the dream of every small town concert series to discover the next opera star before her name becomes a household word.has done just that in scheduling the Friday night concert of Danielle Talamantes, whose name one hopes to see in lights at the Metropolitan Opera in the near future on a regular basis.
Talamantes was Introduced by Dr. Gail M. Robinson-Oturu, Professor of Voice at APSU and President of the Clarksville Community Concert Association.
Winner of major competitions, Talamantes is quickly becoming one of the most sought after soloists. Dr. Sharon Mabry, professor of voice at APSU, recommended that CCCA book Talamantes for its series. Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, CCCA president, heard Talamantes’ singing at the National Opera Association convention last year in Atlanta and agreed. «Read the rest of this article»
On Thursday, September 23rd at 7:30pm, Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu will be presenting a free concert of Negro Spirituals entitled “Tryin’ to Get Home”. Gail Robinson-Oturu will be singing with assistance from the APSU Governor Singers, and Roland Carter who arranged the evenings program will be at the Piano. The concert will be held in the APSU Music/Mass Communication building. For further info, you can contact Dr. Robinson-Oturu 931-221-7810.
A Professor of Voice atOturu has a distinguished record as an educator, performing artist, and scholar. She is the National Vice President of Conventions of the National Opera Association and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Robinson-Oturu served as a national Fraternity Director of Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity and as president of the Daytona Beach Symphony Society, among others. She is an associate of the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation, where she was a charter Board member. She is also President of the .
Dr. Robinson-Oturu, is an active performing artist and sings primarily as a recitalist. Her voice has been heard on local, regional, national, and international stages. Reviewers have praised her for her artistry, interpretation, and technique. A review of her performance with the London Symphony Orchestra states “she seemed more than an accomplished performer; she became an elemental force, primal yet infinitely refined. She held her audience rapt.”
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