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Voice Competitions and Events
MCDONALD SCHOLARSHIP FINALS
Two teen students were final winners in the James C. MacDonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition: Tracy Waagner (McLean High School), and Cynthia Hu (Langley High School). The McLean Community Center sponsors this annual competition to recognize the hard work and talent of young performing artists. Cash prizes of $800 were awarded. Cynthia will attend Peabody Conservatory of Music/Johns Hopkins University as a double major this fall; Tracy will be a senior at McLean High School.
Student Winter and Spring Recitals
The VA NATS 2018 Student Auditions event was held Feb. 2-4 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. All of Peggy's participating college, high school, and adult students performed well and placed in their auditions. Peggy judged at least 40 young singers from other studios and heard some new selections. George Peachey was pianist. RESULTS POSTED HERE >
WINTER 2019 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
SPRING 2019 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
WINTER 2018 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
WINTER 2017 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
SPRING 2017 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
WINTER 2016 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
SPRING 2016 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
WINTER 2015 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)
Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Voice Achievements, April 2018
The 2017 Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Voice Achievements event was held April 21 at the Woman's Club of Arlington.
2016 NATS Convention
NVMTA MUSICAL THEATRE COMPETITION
The NVMTA Musical Theatre Competition was held Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at The Woman's Club of Arlington. Katie Moore won third place in Division 2. Cynthia Hu won honorable mention in Division 3.
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.
VA NATS Student Auditions, Feb. 2-4, 2018, at James Madison University, Harrisonburg
VA NATS Student Auditions, Feb. 24-25, 2017, at Virginia Commonwealth Univ. in Richmond
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.
Voice lessons for teens and adults in McLean, Virginia
Peggy McNulty Voice Studio