Composer-arranger and conductor Roland Carter, the Ruth S. Holmerg UC Foundation Professor of Music at UTC, has earned an award for his contributions and accomplishments in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUS) and minorities and rising leaders in the arts.  He is also being honored Friday, February 3, by the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin.

On the stage of the Nashville Grand Ole Opry, Carter was invited to conduct the 1st National Concert Choir for HBCU, “105 Voices of History.”  This choir is the first collaboration initiative to bring 105 selected students from the nation’s HBCU to “train as leaders to achieve performance excellence on and off world stages,” said Renata Roy, event chair of the 105 Voices of History 2012 HBCU event.

Roy applauded Carter’s exemplary career, for his many accomplishments and his service as a mentor for students.

“Your leadership and commitment to creating access and exposure opportunities for minorities is a strong value to assist rising leaders.”

Carter has established a career of excellence in the choral arts, for which he has received numerous awards and honors.  He has contributed to the performance and preservation of African American music.  His list of compositions is included in Our Musical Heritage, a catalog published jointly by Carl Fischer Music and the National Association of Negro Musicians.

Wynonna Judd served as guest artist at the special event.

Carter is also being honored at The Fourth Annual Black History Month Concert, to be held at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 3.  Carter’s music will be performed by the combined choirs of the Butler School of Music, Huston-Tillotson University, and Prairie View A&M University. Read more about live streaming of the event here:  http://www.music.utexas.edu/calendar/details.aspx?id=22102

The University of Texas website describes Carter’s talents:

“From presidential inaugurations to the smallest church, from scholarly presentations for national gatherings of musicians, educators, and preservationists to private coaching with individual singers, Mr. Carter lends his keen ear, bright mind, and talented hands to projects of every sort.”

 

Event: Black History Month Concert Date: Friday, February 03, 2012 Time: 7:30 PM Location: Bates Recital Hall Parking: San Jacinto Garage Webcast:  Broadcast will begin a few minutes before the performance.

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Details: Fourth Annual Black History Month Concert honoring special guest artist Roland Marvin Carter.

Carter’s music will be performed by the combined choirs of the Butler School of Music, Huston-Tillotson University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Distinguished composer, conductor, educator, and pianist, Roland Carter is the Ruth S. Holmberg Professor of American Music in the Department of Music at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). His accomplishments as a leading figure in the choral arts include concerts with major choruses and orchestras in prestigious venues nationwide; as well as lectures, workshops, and master classes. From presidential inaugurations to the smallest church, from scholarly presentations for national gatherings of musicians, educators, and preservationists to private coaching with individual singers, Mr. Carter lends his keen ear, bright mind, and talented hands to projects of every sort. Contact: Email – School of Music Information
Phone – Music Hotline (512) 471-5401 Fees: Free Admission

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