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National Anthem Singer Auditions

The Office of the President and the Department of Performing Arts are seeking five graduating seniors or graduate singers to sing the National Anthem at each of the five American University commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14. Auditions will take place in early March. Please check back for additional information. 

Students who are selected will be assigned to one ceremony, receive a $100 honorarium, and will be listed in the commencement program. We cannot guarantee that singers will be assigned to their own graduation ceremony. Click here for the commencement weekend schedule.

Anthem singers must be cleared to participate in the May commencement ceremonies, are required to wear the AU cap and gown, and are responsible for its rental. The Special Events office will brief the singers in the days prior to graduation.