Nancy MacArthur Smith's Voice Studio

A performance Mozart's Ruhe sanft

Recent and upcoming performances: 

Amahl and the Night Visitors, Shakespeare Opera Theatre

October 30, 2019: From Poetry to Song: Emily Dickinson, sponsored by NVMTA, Women's Club of Arlington

September 25, 2019: From Poetry to Song: Emily Dickinson, sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 3:00 p.m., Greenspring: From Poetry to Song: Emily Dickinson

August 1 - 22, 2019: Touring in England with The Carya Ensemble

May 28, 2019: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth at Church of the Good Shepherd

April 21, 2019: Vivaldi's Alleluia, COGS

April 7, 2019: Soprano Sololist in Requiem by John Rutter, COGS

December 23 - 24, 2018: Christmas solos at COGS

December 8, 2018: A Classical Christmas, a solo voice recital at Westminster

November 30, 2018: Christmas songs by Hugo Wolf and Samuel Barber, FMMC, downtown DC

September 30, 2018: The Heavens are Telling at COGS

May 15, 2018: Three's a Charm, a solo vocal recital at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

May 3, 2018: 3 by Mozart and 3 Supernatural Songs, FMMC, Strathmore

April 14, 2018: Soprano Soloist, Gloria by John Rutter

April 1 & 8, Easter solos, COGS

January 21, 2018: I Waited for the Lord at COGS

January 7, 2018: Ach des Knaben at COGS

December 31, 2017: The Holy Boy at COGS

December 24, 2017: Christmas Eve solos at COGS

December 10, 2017: Come Unto Him at COGS

November 3, 2017: FMMC at Calvary Baptist: Classical Comedy

October 12, 2017: FMMC at Colllington: Classical Comedy

September 3, 2017: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, COGS
July 20 - August 2, 2017:  Touring in England and Wales with The Carya Ensemble
June 13, 2017: Saul and the Witch at Endor and Sweeter than Roses by Purcell at Dumbarton House in Washington, DC
April 30, 2017:  Laudate Dominum by Mozart, Church of the Good Shepherd, Burke VA
April 22, 2017 Ariettes oubliees by Debussy, Emily Dickinson songs, Purcell, and Michael Head; Westminster at Lake Ridge
April 16, 2017 Vivaldi Alleluia Church of the Good Shepherd in Burke, VA
April 14, 2017, Soprano Soloist, Faure Requiem
March 10, 2017: Ariettes oubliees by Debussy, Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, DC
November 20, 2016, Church of the Good Shepherd, Wir eilen mit schwachen by Bach
June 25, 2016 at 3:30 p.m The Advent Project: Bach Cantata BWV 182, Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna, VA.

May 1, 2016: Soprano Soloist, Vivaldi's Gloria at Church of the Good Shepherd in Burke, VA

November 22 and December 10, 2015:  Christmas Songs by Michael Head, Roger Quilter, and Alec Rowley

November 13 2015:  7 Songs by Michael Head, Roger Quilter, and Richard Hageman, Friday Morning Music Club, Calvary Baptist Church, 12:00 noon

October 30, 2015: Danse macabre

October 18, 2015:  Laudate Dominum

August 16, 2015: Lord Jesus Christ from Prayers of Kierkegaard by Samuel Barber

June 7, 2015:  Performed in a memorial service for Norman Scribner at St. Alban's in Washington, DC.

May 17, 2015: Soprano solos in The Mass of the Children by John Rutter at Church of the Good Shepherd with Joseph Mazzara, baritone, full chorus and orchestra, conducted by Carleen Dixon Webb.

January 23 and February 5, 2015: Beethoven Duets with Karen Mercedes, contralto, Rachel Brederfeld, oboe: Gwyn Jones, flute, David Bell, basson; and Ruth Locker, piano.  Calvary Baptist and the Mansion at Strathmore.

October 16 and November 7, 2014: Schubert's Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Mozart's Ruhe sanft, and I'm Nobody by Lori Laitman with Ruth Locker, piano and Nancy Genovese, clarinet, Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA and Calvary Baptist in Washington, D.C.  Sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club.

August 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm: A Broadway Timeline - a program of Broadway favorites from the Tin Pan Alley and Golden Age eras, with Gary Fitzgerald on piano.  Ashby Ponds, Ashburn, VA. 

August 10, 2014: Let the Bright Seraphim at Church of the Good Shepherd.

July 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.: Schubert's Der Hirt auf dem Felsen with Casey Robards, piano and Jayne Bennet Winchester, Clarinet plus a selection of Broadway tunes with Tony Patterson at the piano. Sandpiper Castle, Charlevoix, Michigan.

June 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.: Ruhe sanft by Mozart, La nuit by Chausson with Ruth Locker, piano and Ben Wallis, baritone; George Gibson Recital, Columbia Baptist Church, Falls Church VA.

May 13, 2014 at 12:00 noon: Handel Solos and Duets with Karen Mercedes, contralto and the Friday Morning Music Club chamber orchestra, Dumbarton House, Georgetown.

March 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.: Mass in G by Schubert, Church of the Good Shepherd, Burke, VA

March 8, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.: The Creation by Haydn, Friday Morning Music Club Chorale and Orchestra workshop, Washington DC.

January 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.:  The Woodbridge Music Club presents Nancy MacArthur Smith, soprano and Gary Fitzgerald, piano performing works by Handel, Poulenc, Bizet, Mozart, Duke, etc. Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192

December 24, 2013: Christmas Eve solos and choral works, Church of the Good Shepherd, Burke VA

December 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m: Bach Magnificat with The Advent Project, Dr. Richard Roe, conductor.  Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Vienna VA

October 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.: Friday Morning Music Club at Old Town Hall in Fairfax, VA

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