ROLAND CARTER GALA CONCERT
Celebrating His 46-Year Career
First Baptist Church
401 Gateway Ave., Chattanooga, 37402
Friday, April 19, 2013
- Gayle Robinson-Oturu, Soprano
- Hampton University Concert Choir
- Morehouse College Men's Glee Club
- All UTC Choral Ensembles
- Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African-American Song
Composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, scholar, researcher, teacher... the list of roles performed by UTC Holmberg Professor of American Music Roland M. Carter is never-ending. During his 23-year tenure at The University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Professor Carter conducted choirs, taught classes, accompanied recitals, arranged music, funded concerts, fostered inter-departmental productions, chaired the department, mentored and recruited students, and promoted affirmative action while at all times retaining the demeanor of a true professional.
At times demanding (ask any one who took ear-training/sight-singing under his tutelage), cajoling, encouraging, and motivating, his students counted on "Dr. Carter" to bring out the best in them - even when they didn't know they had it in themselves. To the UTC faculty, he was a leader, a force to be reckoned with, a voice of reason, a mediator, a supporter, and a friend.
To the greater Chattanooga community he was an advocate and a connection to the great musical traditions of the African-American heritage; if there was going to be music and that music was related to spirituals, Roland Carter would be involved.
Please plan to join us for this gala concert to celebrate Professor Carter's career. A scholarship fund is being established in his name and we invite you to contribute through the UTC Development Office using their online form; additionally, a chance to give to the fund will occur at the concert.
Due to the expected large turnout for this event,
an admission ticket will be required.
Tickets are available from the Fine Arts Center Box Office
Contribute to the Roland Carter Scholarship Fund
through UTC Development Online Service
Please designate gift to the Carter Scholarship