Nancy MacArthur Smith's Voice Studio

Soprano Nancy MacArthur Smith has had an eclectic career encompassing everything from early music to musical theater to opera. Favorite roles include Laurey in Oklahoma!, Sarah in Guys & Dolls, Carrie in Carousel, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, and Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors.  She has sung Baroque and Rennasisance music with Carmina, Washington Kantorei, Armonia Nova, and The Bach Sinfonia. She performed in La Boheme with The Washington National Opera.  Ms. Smith’s oratorio repertoire includes the Schubert Mass in G, Haydn's Creation, and requiems by Rutter, Brahms, Faure, and Mozart, as well as Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria.  While touring with the Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, she sang patriotic and jazz standards, folk songs, choral classics, musicals, art songs, and back-up for John Denver. She has music directed Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, Hairspray, Legally Blonde and Ragtime.  Ms. Smith has performed solo art song recitals for the Friday Morning Music Club, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Northern Virginia Music Teachers' Association.  Her experience with a variety of musical styles has helped her to build a successful voice studio in Northern Virginia.

2020 Hal Leonard Competition

Justin Pokrant, Semi-Finalist, Teen Art Song

2020 College Acceptances

Madeleine LeBeau, Princeton University.  Madeleine will be studying Vocal Performance and History.

Maya Kischler, Oklahoma City University. Maya will be majoring in Dance.


Joe Malone, Best Actor in a Musical

Carolyn Best, nominated for Best Comic Actress in a Musical

The cast of Catch Me If You Can, nominated for Best Musical

National Student Auditions

Congratulations to Hana Tawil for being selected for the 2019 NATS National Student Awards Finals, and to Parker Waters for placing 1st in Classical and 2nd in Music Theater at the 2018 NSA. Parker and Hana had to compete at the State and Regional levels, plus submit a video, in order to make it all the way to Nationals.  

2019 NFMC & Bland

Congratulations to Madeleine LeBeau for placing second in a nationwide vocal competition sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs, and placing first in Bland for the state of Virginia.

2019 VANATS Results

Max Branciforte: 2nd place in Upper High School Musical Theater

Josh Lemons: 2nd place in Lower High School Classical, Honors in Musical Theater

Madeleine LeBeau: 1st place in Upper High School Musical Theater, 2nd place in Upper High School Classical

Carolyn Best: 3rd place in Upper High School Musical Theater

Hana Tawil: 3rd place in College Junior Women Musical Theater

Rachel Bloom: Honors in Upper High School Classical

Noelle Buice: Honors in both Upper High School Classical and Musical Theater

Julia Ferri: Honors in both Upper High School Classical and Musical Theater

Danielle Huser: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater

Eleanor Jacobson: Honors in both Upper High School Classical and Musical Theater

Joe Malone: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater

Grace Shields: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater

Annie Wood: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater

All-State Choir

Congratulations to Noelle Buice, Julia Ferri and Madeleine LeBeau, who will be singing in the Virginia All State Choir in April. Congratulations to Adellaie Jung, who is a 3rd alternate for All State.

Helen Hayes Nomination

Congratulations to Abby Middleton, who was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical!  Abby just finished playing The Little Mermaid at Toby's Dinner Theater.


"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