Students Take to the Stage!

Voice Competitions and Events

Megan Vandre, junior at Langley High School, has been selected to attend the Virginia Governor's School for the Performing Arts. This month-long school will be held at Radford University this summer.


Several of my Langley High School students performed in the school's production of Mamma Mia! There were eight performances the weekends of April 26 and May 2, 2019. These students worked very hard: Leland Hao, Mary Kurbanov, Jane Gerrard, Katie Moore, and Cynthia Hu. 

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.
View 2018 results here.

Peggy McNulty Voice Studio

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

Cynthia Hu won first place and Tracy Waagner won second place in the voice portion of the 2019 James C. Macdonald Scholarship Competition finals, held at the McLean Community Center on March 27. Kristen Waagner participated in the drama portion of the competition. Cynthia is a junior at Langley High School; Tracy is a sophomore and Kristen is a senior at McLean High School. 

2016 NATS Convention

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. 

VA NATS Student Auditions, Feb. 24-25, 2017, at Virginia Commonwealth Univ. in Richmond

Tracy Waagner, sophomore at McLean High School, has been selected as a finalist in the Hal Leonard 2019 Vocal Competition in the Art Song Division, High School Voices Category (ages 16 to 18). Now in its ninth year, this competition welcomes singers from the United States and Canada and is held entirely on YouTube! 

News & Photos

Voice lessons for teens and adults in McLean, Virginia

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 >

Student Recitals
SPRING 2019 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)

  • TEENS: Sunday, May 19, The Woman's Club of Arlington

WINTER 2018 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)

  • TEENS & ADULTS:  Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, The Woman's Club of Arlington

WINTER 2017 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)

  • TEENS & ADULTS:  Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, The Woman's Club of Arlington

SPRING 2017 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)

  • TEENS:  Sunday, May 21, McLean Baptist Church
  • ​ADULTS:  Sunday, June 18, The Woman's Club of Arlington

WINTER 2016 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)

  • TEENS & ADULTS: Saturday, December 10, Columbia Baptist Church

SPRING 2016 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)

  • TEENS: Saturday, May 21, McLean Baptist Church 
  • ADULTS: Sunday, June 12, Woman's Club of Arlington

WINTER 2015 RECITALS (George Peachey, pianist)

  • TEENS & ADULTS: Saturday, December 12, Woman's Club of Arlington