The Upton Street Preservation League, a committee of 38 residents, is suffering from a strange case of NIMBY syndrome. The league is attempting to prevent the prestigious Levine School of Music from moving into the Van Ness neighborhood. The school recently acquired 4.4 acres at 2801 Upton St. NW. It plans to use the existing buildings for regular lessons and operations, and also hopes to build a 300-seat performance training facility for concerts and master classes. The residents insist that the “mini Kennedy Center” will result in greater automobile congestion as music students, their parents, and distinguished virtuosos park on side streets. Residents are also concerned that, be they from Mozart sonatas or the arias of Paganini, higher noise levels will decrease property values. According to Bill Reader, executive director of Levine, most performances will only have about 30 attendees, and the grounds will include 99 parking spaces to prevent street congestion. The Board of Zoning Adjustments will make the final ruling on Nov. 9.