Gena E. Poovey, DMA



A native of Newton, North Carolina, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it holds a BA in Music Education from Pfeiffer College, a MM from SMU, and a DMA from the University of S.C. in Conducting, with a minor in voice performance. 

Dr. Poovey's experience includes teaching high school chorus and drama as well as performing in visiting artist residencies with Montgomery, Stanly and Surry Community Colleges in North Carolina. As Professor of Choral/Vocal Music Education since 1993, Dr. Poovey teaches music and music education courses, applied voice lessons, and she directs the Limestone College Community Chorus, Show Choir, and Vocal Ensemble. Under her direction the Limestone College Community Chorus has participated in a Carnegie Hall performance in New York in 2000, the Inter-Mountain Choral Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah in April of 2004, the York International Choral Festival in York, England in 2006, and the 2010 Salzburg Mozart Festical in Austria.  Works that she has conducted include Mozart's Coronation Mass, Faure's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Scarlatti's Dixit Dominus, Mozart's Missa Brevis in b-flat Major, K. 275, Vivaldi's Gloria, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Buxtehude's Wake for Night is Flying, and Pinkham's Christmas Cantata.  Dr. Poovey is active in the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Educators National Conference and American Choral Directors Association, and frequently serves as a clinician for MENC-related middle school choral clinics in the Carolinas. She now serves as Chair of the Department of Music and Chair of the Division of Arts and Letters. 

During her time at Limestone, Dr. Poovey has continued to perform recitals in North and South Carolina and has performed roles including Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance," Margot in "Desert Song," Josephine in "H.M.S. Pinafore," and Mrs. Nolan in "The Medium" with the Spartanburg Repertoire Company.  Also to her credit are roles in "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Cinderella" with the Gaffney Little Theatre, and "Beauty and the Beast" with the Limestone College Theatre Department.  She continues to sing sacred music in area churches and has sung the soprano roles in a."Handel's "Messiah," Mendelssohn's "Elijah," Faure's "Requiem," and Rutter's "Gloria."