Tammy Simister Robinson

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Music Ed. (Weber State University, Odgen, Utah)
Family:
Husband, Ray F. Robinson. Two children
Occupation:
Vocal Coach, Songwriter, Studio Singer, Arranger (vocal and piano)

Solo Albums:

In Thy Hands (2004)
The Color of Hope (1999)
Diff'rent (1986)

Tammy Simister Robinson has been singing publicly since the age of two and a half years. A Music Education Graduate, Tammy's work has been heard worldwide. Her song May I Serve Thee was sung during the LDS General Women's Conference meeting in both 1998 and 2002 and was printed in the March 2004 Ensign magazine. Her album The Color of Hope earned the 2001 FCMA PEARL Award for Inspirational Album of the Year. In 2005, she was awarded three additional Pearl Awards: Female Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Sacred Album of the Year for the album "In Thy Hands."

Her voice has been heard on a variety of projects including solos, background vocals, and choral work for the Church Educational System, Janice Kapp Perry, Senator Orrin Hatch, Michael McLean, Greg Hansen, the Inspirational Music Showcase, Deseret Book/Shadow Mountain, and many others.


One Clear VoiceOne Clear Voice

With a combined total of over 100 years in performance, 67 years of studio vocal work, 14 children and 4 unwavering testimonies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, One Clear Voice unites four of the LDS music industry's most recognizable female voices—

Tanya Barkdull began a professional singing career at the age of twelve. Since that time, Tanya's voice has been heard on over 1,000 recordings from television, film, and radio including; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Touched by an Angel, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Disney's 101 Dalmatians. Her voice has been heard from Canada to Mexico, and throughout Europe. She has recorded in Spanish, German, French and Japanese (although she wasn't always sure what she was saying!) Tanya studied in Los Angeles with vocal coach Seth Riggs, and has been a voice teacher on and off (between having children) for the past 10 years. She has sung with amazing recording artists such as Billy Dean, BB King, Collin Raye, Donny Osmond and Gladys Knight. Over the past two decades, she has also had the privilege of working with many of Utah's incredibly talented musicians. The accomplishment she is most proud of is her family. She and her husband, Gavon, are the parents of four wonderful children.

Johanne Fréchette Perry was born in Montréal, Canada and grew up in the Los Angeles area where she joined the church.  She has traveled the world with the BYU Young Ambassadors and graduated with a BFA in Music Dance Theatre.  For over 20 years she has been a studio singer and has been featured as a soloist on many LDS recordings.  She has delighted audiences across the U.S. and on PBS with her portrayal of early Utah settler Polly Matilda Merrill Colton in the show Polly: A One-Woman Musical, written by her husband, Steven Kapp Perry.  When not singing she keeps busy with her four children, organic vegetable garden, and teaching genealogy.

Tammy Simister Robinson, a Music Education graduate and vocal instructor, began writing and arranging songs in high school. Her works have earned numerous Awards of Distinction in the annual LDS Church Music Submissions. Her song May I Serve Thee was twice broadcast worldwide during the LDS General Women's Meeting and was printed in the Ensign magazine. Her voice has been heard on hundreds of recordings for over 20 years and she has released three solo albums of original songs and hymn arrangements. The Color of Hope was named Inspirational Album of the Year by the Faith Centered Music (FCMA) Association and In Thy Hands earned three additional FCMA Pearl Awards. Tammy and her husband live in Midvale, Utah and are the parents of two children.

LaRene Tinney has traveled and performed in the U. S., Asia, Israel, Europe, the former Soviet Union and many other parts of the world. Before graduating from Brigham Young University, she was a member of BYU’s Young Ambassadors. For more than ten years she has enjoyed doing back-up and chorale work with many talented artists, her favorites being the other OCV ladies. As an accomplished dancer and actress, LaRene has a long list of musical theater experiences. Her proudest moments came on national television watching her sister win on “The Price is Right” and she, herself being asked to brag about her family on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”. She and her husband reside in Orem with their 4 children.


Singing and Songwriting Awards:

2008 LDS Booksellers Association Listener's Choice
--Best Group (One Clear Voice)
2007 LDS Booksellers Association LIstener's Choice
--Best New Artist (One Clear Voice)
2006 LDS Song Submissions
--Award of Distinction; Song Category.
2005 FCMA Pearl Award
--Sacred Album of the Year (In Thy Hands)
--Female Recording Artist of the Year (In Thy Hands)
--Songwriter of the Year (In Thy Hands)
2005 LDS Song Submissions
--Award of Merit; Relief Society
2004 Utah Composers Guild
--Choral Category 3rd Place
2004 LDS Song Submissions
--Award of Distinction; hymn arrangement
2003 LDS Church Song Submissions
--Award of Distinction; hymn text
--Award of Merit; song
--Special Recognition; Relief Society
2003 Utah Composers Guild
--Utah Best of Arrangement Award
--1st Place; arrangement
--2nd Place; arrangement
--Honorable Mention; choral

2002 LDS Church Song Submissions
--Award of Distinction; children's song
2001 FCMA Pearl Award
--Inspirational Album of the Year (The Color of Hope)
2001 LDS Church Song Submissions
--Special Recognition; song
2001 Utah Composers Guild
--2nd Place; vocal solo
--Honorable Mention; arrangement
--Honorable Mention; children's song
--Honorable mention; vocal solo
2000 LDS Church Song Submissions
--Special Recognition; Relief Society
1999 LDS Church Song Submissions
--Award of Merit; Relief Society
--Recognition Award; anthem
1998 LDS Church Song Submissions
--Award of Distinction; Relief Society
--Award of Merit; song
1996 LDS Church Song Submission
--Special Recognition; song