|Senior Recital by Accomplished Limestone Student|
"Nicholas Shumate is not only an outstanding Limestone talent, but also a remarkable, goal-oriented young man, said Dr. Cathy Siarris, Shumate's principal voice instructor and Adjunct Professor of Voice and Music Appreciation at Limestone. "He has been a delight as a vocal student these past four years. His musical selections for senior recital are advanced, engaging, and enjoyable. I look forward to his delightful evening in recital as well as to great things for his future as a music educator and performer."
Shumate, a native of Rock Hill, is the son of Jerry and Barbara Shumate and a graduate of Northwestern High School. In high school, he was a member of the acclaimed Northwestern Troubadours and Trouvéres Choir and participated in the All State Chorus for two years and received a top-five ranking in the state of South Carolina for his section both years. The Troubadours were named the number one ranked choir in South Carolina during all four years of Shumate's high school career and also received numerous other awards. While at Limestone, he has been a member of the Limestone College and Community Chorus, Show Choir, and Men's Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Gena Poovey, Chair of the Music Department and Professor of Music.
Shumate has selflessly volunteered his leadership to his fellow students by serving as Freshman and Sophomore Class President, and later was elected to serve as President of the Student Government Association during his junior and senior years. He has also served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Limestone College Chapter of the National Association for Music Educators. He competed for three seasons with the Limestone Men's Tennis Team and has been a Resident Assistant for four years.
Shumate will student teach in the upcoming spring semester and is on track to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Education in May. He plans to attend graduate school to work towards his Master Degree in Choral Conducting, and serve as a high school music choral educator before eventually conducting at the collegiate level.