NATS CONVENTION, JULY 2016
Peggy attended the 2016 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Convention in Chicago, which was attended by 1,300 teachers from all over the United States. There were some amazing presentations about voice health, the aging voice, musical styles, humorous art songs, and working with a pianist. The finalists of the two big NATS National Audition competitions (classical and musical theatre) also performed. (See photos in slideshow above.) Peggy met with Edrie Means Weekly, a former student and musical theatre instructor at Shenandoah Conservatory; and soprano Renee Fleming, who was the featured master teacher at the convention. Fleming, a wonderful advocate for the arts, also gave a recital with young singers from the Chicago Lyric Opera Company. Rochelle Fleming, Renee's sister, teaches musical theatre at Catholic University.
Miguel Daez performed at the NVMTA Winners' Recital on Feb. 12 at The Woman's Center of Arlington. Miguel received honors in the NVMTA Judged Musical Theatre competition last fall.
Student Workshops at McNulty Studio
Student workshops are held in the fall and spring in the McNulty Studio, with George Peachey as pianist. The students perform for one another; families and guests will have the opportunity to hear students perform at upcoming respective winter and spring recitals.
Jordan Prather, sophomore at McLean High School, played the role of Martha in the school's production of The Children's Hour.
Carenna Slotkoff, McLean High School sophomore, placed third in both the Vocal and Theatre divisions of the James Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition held on March 29 at the McLean Community Theatre.
VA NATS Student Auditions, Feb. 24-25, 2017, at Virginia Commonwealth Univ. in Richmond
SPRING 2017 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
WINTER 2016 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
SPRING 2016 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
WINTER 2015 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
Adult student Cindi Roden performed with the Polyhymnia Chamber Chorus at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean on June 3.
Camila Maric, Langley High School Senior, performed a solo during the VMEA Senior Honors Choir performance at the Homestead in November.
Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Voice Achievements, April 2017
The 2017 Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Voice Achievements event was held April 22 at the Woman's Club of Arlington. Results are posted HERE.
Peggy attended the Langley High School Madrigals Feaste in December 2016. She is shown here with teen students (l-r) Anya Abluwalia, Mary Margaret Chalk, and Hannah Harlow.
Miguel Daez played Motel the Tailor in Fiddler on the Roof, produced by the Capital Baptist Homeschool Co-op last weekend. Miguel is a home-educated junior.
Connor Knudsen (left) and David Liu (right), former students who attend William and Mary, performed with the William and Mary Choirs as part of the "Music in McLean" concert series on April 2 at St. Luke's Catholic Church in McLean.
Adult student Olga Tislina teaches elementary music at Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington County. She is shown here with Peggy and conducting her childrens’ choir winter concert.
Students Take to the Stage!
Peggy visited with adult students Rosalie Griffith (left) and Sarah Forgione (center) on March 26, along with Sarah's husband, Chris.
Voice Competitions and Events
Ava Plante, junior at Paul VI High School, played the part of Princess Fiona in the Lopez Conservatory Program's Production of Shrek, The Musical Jr., at Next Stop Theatre in Herndon on Sat., March 18.
2016 NATS Convention
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