GABRIEL DOTSON, Week of Dec. 17, 2018
Gabriel is a home-schooled junior, and he has studied voice with Peggy for 1-1/2 school years. He has participated in several student voice workshops and recitals. For the past few years, Gabe has sung with the Patrick Henry Youth Music Academy Chorus. He attends church at the Calvary Chapel, Reston Station. Gabe is a member of Scout Troop 1577, and this spring he is due to receive the Eagle Award. This busy young singer works many hours a week at Chick-Fil-A at the Dulles Town Center.
EMILY MARTIN, Week of Dec. 2, 2018
Emily is in 7th grade at Longfellow Middle School in McLean, and she loves to sing and act. Already she has performed with Falls Church’s Creative Caldron in many productions, including Pinocchio, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Snow Queen, and Madeline’s Christmas. Emily’s first voice recital performance with Peggy was Saturday, December 8. Emily is also a member of the Magic softball team in Northern Virginia, and she has played this sport for many years!
MIRYAM LA HOUD, Week of Nov. 19, 2018
Miryam, who is in 8th grade at St. Luke Catholic School in McLean, has studied voice with Peggy for over one year. During this time she has sung in two voice recitals and one student workshop. Miryam was honored to be a featured soloist at this year’s teacher’s opening mass and she has performed in other school musical events. This fall, Miryam also participated in her school’s cross-country team. In her leisure time, Miryam enjoys taking long hikes and spending time with her family.
AMANDA FLORES, Week of Oct. 29, 2018
Amanda, who has studied voice for one year, is a senior at McLean High School. She has participated in two student voice workshops and in one recital. In November Amanda will perform in this fall’s high school musical, Urinetown. Amanda participates in the high school’s cyber security and feminist clubs. She speaks Spanish and French and she loves to travel!
MEGAN VANDRE, Week of Oct. 22, 2018
Megan, a junior at Langley High School, is very active in the school’s choral department. She sings with the madrigals and in concert chorale, and last year she participated in chamber choir, an all-girls ensemble. Last year she was also selected for All-District Choir. She performed at the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) High School Voice Competition. At the Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing (VA NATS) State Auditions, she received “honors.” Besides being a busy singer, Megan also performs in the Langley High School color guard program. Last summer she worked as an intern in the offices of ANCA, the Armenian National Committee of Americans.
CYNTHIA HU, Week of Oct. 3, 2018
Cynthia is a junior at Langley High School. She has been studying with Peggy for many years. As a fifth grader, she came for monthly lessons! For the past years, she has participated in many vocal competitions, receiving honors at many of these musical events. Most notably, Cynthia traveled to China this past summer to represent the United States in an international singing competition to promote the Beijing 2022 Olympics. She received the outstanding performance award, winning over almost all 64 competitors from 42 countries. She has also appeared on CCTY, China Central Television to promote the 2019 spring new year’s banquet. Cynthia is also an active member of the Langley High School debate team and she served as previous captain of TJ’s debate team, model United Nations, and future problem solving. She also enjoys competitive swimming, even though the practices are at 3am every weekday.
TRACY WAAGNER, Week of Sep. 17, 2018
Tracy is a sophomore at McLean High School. She has studied voice with Peggy for over two school years. During this time she has made remarkable progress in developing her beautiful voice. This past summer, Tracy studied classical voice at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She has especially enjoyed singing German lieder and other classical selections. Last spring Tracy received “honors” in both the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) State Auditions and in the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) beginning high school competition. Not only does Tracy enjoy singing, but she is also an accomplished violinist and dancer. She studies at the Perfect Pointe Music & Dance studios.
Academic Year 2017-18
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