WIU Professor to Debut by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London with Recording at Abbey Road Studios, presenting National Vocal Competition - Illinois West University News t

WIU Professor to Debut by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London for Recording at Abbey Road Studios, presenting National Voice Competition t

April 15, 2019


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MACOMB, IL – Assistant Professor of Music at West Illinois University Penelope Shumate will be a soprano sergeant for recording “Messiah” with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London this summer.

The studio hosted recording sessions for iconic groups such as The Beatles and Pink Floyd, and was a location for film recordings including "Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and the "Harry Potter" series. .

This month, Shumate also won an American Prize in the 2018-19 Vocal Performance (Oratorio). Her critically acclaimed New York Times' New York Times critique of singing with "bell clarity" includes her recent rivals at Carnegie Hall and David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall) at the Lincoln Center in New York City. and going over sweetness, "and with the New Concert Concert Review for" sparkling coloratura perfection "and" beautiful, flexible, dramatic voice. "

At WIU, Shumate was honored as the winner of the 2018 Provost Award for Excellence in Scholarship / Creative / Performance / Professional Activities. Over the past two years, she has received the College of Arts and Communications Excellence Award for Creative Activities / Performances (2017 and 2018).

As a recent winner in the Chicago Oratorio Award, among the recent debates that attended the soloists recently, presentations include the Distinguished Concert International New York ('Messiah, Requiem & # 39'); / Verdi and Mozart, "Stabat" Mater / Mealor, "Carmina Burana", Heartland Symphony Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, and Acadiana Symphony Orchestra ("Symphony No. 9" and "Carmina Burana"), Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Choir and Morton Community Orchestra (“Messiah”), Downers Grove The Choral Society (“The Creation, Vesperae solennes de confessore,” and “The Coming of Arthur”), the Galesburg Community Choir and Orchestra ("Paukenmesse" and "Dona nobis pacem") , the Fourth Presbyterian Church Concert in the University of Chicago and Drake (Vocal Recital "Of Love and Peace"), Muddy River Opera Company ("The Land Offers" / Laurie, "Carmen / Mica") la "and" The Magic Flute "/ Pamina), McDonough's Choral Society (" Requiem "/ Rutter and Fauré), Southern Illinois University and Oklahoma City Philharmonic (" Carmina Burana "), Opera on James James and Lyric of Chicago Northfield Chapter (Opera and Musical Theater Concerts), Peoria Area Civic Chorale (Siansa Waynesboro) Orchestra ("Siansa No.") 9 "), Virginia Consort (" Requiem "/ Rutter), Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra (" Cars and Candles "Holiday Concert), Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association (" Ah! Perfido "/ Beethoven), Chicago Bar Symphony Orchestra (" Our Deutsches ") t Requiem "and" Benedicite "and Burlington Music Concert Series.

Shumate is featured with orchestral companies and orchestras throughout America, including the Philadelphia Opera Company, Roanoke Opera, George Lake Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Utah Opera Festival, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Choral Festival, Orchestra The Philadelphia Chamber and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, among other things.

She is a prize winner with the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Marie E. Crump Voice Arts Competition, MacAllister Awards, Verismo New Jersey Opera Voice Competition, Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition, Kennett Symphony Orchestra Quiz and Altamura / Caruso International Voice Competition, among others .

Achievements from the WIU voice of off-campus students include selection for international and national voice training programs, winning and winning prizes in voice competitions, including Auditions and the City National Opera Council, t and hiring them for professional performance meetings. In WIU, her students' achievements include being selected as the winners of the Aria / Concerto School of Music Competition for 2017 and 2018, showing leading roles and support in Theater Opera's main stage productions, featured as soloists with university ensembles, Opera Workshop and Student Showcase concert concerts, and were awarded voice scholarships.

Visit penelopeshumate.com for more information.

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