2018/2019 Academic Year Calendar
Monday, August 27: Lessons begin
Monday, September 3: Labor Day - No lessons
Monday, October 8: Columbus Day - No lessons
Friday, October 19: Halloween Studio Class, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 11: NVMTA Musical Theater Competition Recital, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday, November 21 - 23: Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 21: Holiday Studio Class
Saturday, December 22 - Monday, January 7: Winter Break
Friday, February 15: Highbrow Studio Class, 7:30 p.m
Monday, February 18: President's Day - No lessons (NATS Rehearsals?)
Saturday, March 2: Virginia NATS at Shenandoah University
Saturday, March 23: Regional NATS at Towson State, MD
Saturday, April 6: NVMTA Voice Achievement Awards
April 15 - 19: Spring Break
Friday, April 26: Disney/Humor Studio Class, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 27: Memorial Day - No lessons
Saturday, June 15: Student Recital, 3:00 p.m. (subject to change depending on venue availability)
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NATS National Student Auditions ResultsCongratulations to Parker Waters, who got First Place in Classical and Second Place in Musical Theater in the 2018 NATS NSA Finals in Las Vegas.
The Next StepCongratulations to those students continuing their study in college. Olivia Chaves got a full ride scholarship to Temple University to study Music Education in Voice; Lindsey Jacobson was admitted to the Musical Theater program at Catholic University; Parker Waters will be studying Music, Dance, and Theater at BYU, where he received a scholarship that will cover most of his tuition; Molly Van Trees and Shiva Zarean will be studying Music Theater at JMU.
Testimonial"Mrs. Smith provides an extremely supportive learning environment in her studio, which was absolutely crucial to my development as a performer. She always encouraged me to work hard to reach my goals and never give up on my dreams. Without Mrs. Smith’s constant wisdom and compassionate teaching, I would never have gained the confidence, opportunities, and success that I have today.”
- Amanda Mason