Annual Concerto and Aria Competition
Each year the AUSO hosts a Concerto & Aria Competition open to all students of American University—undergraduates and graduates, full and part time. The Department of Performing Arts comes together for this annual celebration of the incredible talent of AU's student musicians. Competitions are held in late October or early November at the Katzen Arts Center's Abramson Family Recital Hall. Winners then perform in the spring with the AU Symphony Orchestra.
1st place: Alison Martin
2nd place: Douglas Bell
3rd place: Katherine Riddle, Helen West, and Mary Voutsas.
Talented student instrumentalists and singers from throughout the university competed to perform with the American University Symphony Orchestra in November.