Penelope Shumate

Penelope Shumate

Penelope Shumate is a soprano and voice teacher. Her upcoming and recent engagements include performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, and Opera on the James. She has also appeared with Opera Company of Philadelphia, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Utah Festival Opera. She has performed as a soloist numerous times at both Carnegie Hall and David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in NYC. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Voice at Western Illinois University where she teaches Applied Voice and Lyric Diction. www.penelopeshumate.com


A Soprano’s Challenges with Total Body Hair Loss

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