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 at Austin Peay State University Oturu 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 Clarksville Community Concert Association.
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.”