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Faculty plaudit: Dr. Penelope Shumate delivers 16th soloist performance at Carnegie Hall

Shumate, in red, performs on June 6 at Carnegie Hall. (Photo courtesy of DCINY Production Photography)

(Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022)

Dr. Penelope Shumate
Shumate outside Carnegie Hall

Austin Peay State University’s Director of Opera and Assistant Professor of Voice Dr. Penelope Shumate returned for her 16th soloist appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6.

For her performance as the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with Distinguished Concerts International New York, the New York Concert Review wrote, “The radiant voice of soprano Penelope Shumate was always at the forefront, but her foray into the stratosphere in the Dulcissime was breathtaking.”

To read more about Dr. Shumate’s life as a singer and her journey to Austin Peay, read this story from our news archives.