The Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Vocal Achievements competition was held on Saturday, March 25, at the Woman’s Club of Arlington. Ruth Locker, pianist, accompanied Peggy’s students. Congratulations to all who prepared for and took part in this event.
Shown at left with Peggy (l to right): Katherine Ralston-Slott, Michelle Menezes, and Srimal Choi. Click here for more Photos >
Div. 2 – 11th and 12th grades:
Aneesha Singh – 1st place (11th grade, Langley High School)
Elise McClorey – Honorable mention (11th grade, Trinity School at Meadowview)
Div. 3 – over 18:
Michelle Menezes – 1st place
Srimal Choi – 2nd place
Katherine Ralston-Slott – 3rd place
The following students also participated:
Div. 1 (8th, 9th,10th grades): Sophia Petry, Sophia Rader, and Abby Joe
Div. 2: Victoria Wang and Michaela Pearce
Congratulations to three of Peggy’s students who participated in the 2023 James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition in Vocal Music:
Michaela Pearce (junior, McLean High School)
Adi Gupta (junior, Langley High School)
Riya Hemanth (sophomore, McLean High School)
George Peachey, pianist, accompanied the singers.
Shown at left: Peggy with Michaela Pearce. Click here for more photos
Sponsored by the McLean Community Center (MCC), the competition recognizes the hard work and talent of young performing artists who reside in or go to school in the MCC tax district. Cash prizes are awarded to first, second, and third place winners in the competition.
The preliminary round was held Wednesday, February 8. Michaela Pearce and Adi Gupta were selected to perform in the final round on April 19.
Ryleigh Hoag, senior at Langley High School, danced in a program produced by Encore Performers at Northern Virginia Community College on Sunday, December 11, 2022
The Winter 2022 Teen and Adult Student Recitals were held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Woman's Club of Arlington. George Peachey was pianist. More photos here >
Peggy with adult student Jenny Levy. She performed in the Providence Players of Fairfax's "Cabaret Takes a Holiday" at the Italian Cafe in Falls Church.
The following students auditioned and were selected for the 2023 All-District Choir (District XII, which includes Fairfax and Arlington counties), sponsored by the Virginia Choral Directors Association. The choir event, which includes SSAA and SATB choirs, will be held Thurs., Feb. 9, through Sat., Feb. 11, 2023, at Herndon High School, and will culminate in concerts on the final day. Congratulations to all students who auditioned!
Langley High School
Catherine Knecht, Senior, Soprano 1
Adi Gupta, Junior, Bass 1
Abigail Joe, Sophomore, Soprano 1
George C. Marshall High School
Daniel Petry, Senior, Bass 1
Sophia Rader, Sophomore, Soprano 1
James Madison High School
Sophie Centola, Junior, Alto 1
Advai Govind, Sophomore, Bass 1
McLean High School
Riya Hemanth, Sophomore, Soprano 1
Cooper Intermediate School
Caden Peng, 8th grade
The Musical Theatre Competition sponsored by the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association was held Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at the Woman's Club of Arlington. Participants shown with Peggy (left to right): Adi Gupta, Advai Govind, Michelle Menezes, and Michaela Pearce. Adi Gupta, junior at Langley High School, received honorable mention. Caden Peng, eighth grader at Cooper Intermediate School (not shown) also participated.
In September 2022, adult student Jenny Levy (center) performed in the McLean Community Center's presentation of "Broadway Returns!" Jenny sang in an ensemble performance of "Here's to the Ladies Who Lunch" by Sondheim and was also featured in other ensembles. Also in attendance: Gail Vogel (left).
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