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National Anthem Singer Auditions

The Office of the President and the Department of Performing Arts seek five graduating seniors or graduate singers to sing the National Anthem at each of the five American University commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13.

Auditions will take place during the spring semester. Check back for additional information on audition dates and times. Each singer will be assigned a three-minute audition. Students should come prepared to sing the full National Anthem, a capella and memorized, in a standard key comfortable for them (usually B-Flat, A-Flat, or G if necessary). Please bring a one page resume with contact information.

Students who are selected will be assigned to one ceremony, receive a complimentary cap and gown rental, and will be listed in the commencement program. We cannot guarantee that singers will be assigned to their own graduation ceremony. Anthem singers must be cleared to participate in the May commencement ceremonies and are required to wear the AU cap and gown. The Special Events office will brief the singers in the days prior to graduation.

Commencement schedule