Studio Recitals 

I sponsor two recitals—one in the winter and one in late spring—with rehearsals held in advance, usually at my studio. Students  are encouraged to take advantage of performing opportunities outside the singing studio for which the teacher and student mutually feel s/he is prepared.

My next studio recital will be in the spring, 2019.  I am considering choosing a theme for the songs--like ALL Disney or NO Disney, or songs that are about adventure or nature or power or religion or the like. I hope this will inspire you to want to perform in it!

June 2017 Spring Recital (filmed and edited by Greg Nichols)

Recital Fees

Assuming the student is musically prepared and has been taking regular voice lessons (at least twice a month) all students have the option to sing in the winter and/or spring recitals. The fee to sing a solo and other songs in the recital is $80 per recital. The recital fee covers the cost of renting the church facility and the accompanist's fee ($50 per singer) for rehearsal and performance. It also helps reduce the administrative costs associated with planning the program,running the dress rehearsal, organizing the repertoire, setting up and taking down of equipment the day of the recital, copying the music for the accompanist and singers, and printing costs of music and programs. A full refund will be issued to any students who have scheduling conflicts with a given recital date.

 

 Singing Competitions

During the 2018-2019 academic year, my voice studio will participate in three singing award events:
1) 
The 3rd Annual Music Theatre Judged Recital, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Music Teacher's Association, at the Women's Club of Arlington, VA in November 2018
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2) The National Association of Teachers of Singing State Conference and Adjudications at Shenandoah Conservatory on March 2, 2019. Students compete in classical and/or musical theatre categories, grouped by age and gender.

3)  The NVMTA Voice Achievement Awards at the Women's Club of Arlington, VA April 6, 2019. Students compete in classical singing only and are grouped by age.
 
These opportunities allow students to perform specific repertoire before a judging panel. Participants will receive a score and comments from the judges. 

Students wishing to participate in these events must meet certain criteria for each event and pay various participation fees.