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Department of Performing Arts

Degrees and programs in arts management, audio technology, dance, music, & theatre.

Performing Arts Contacts

General Performing Arts
Richard Streeks at 202-885-3422 or
Arts Management
Ximena Varela at 202-885-3883 or
Audio Technology
Michael Harvey at 202-885-6302 or
Britta Joy Peterson at 202-885-1432 or
Sean Doyle at 202-885-3287 or
Theatre/Musical Theatre
Karl Kippola at 202-885-3464 or


Scheduling for degree program auditions for Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Music are now available via our new DPA application portal, linked on our program audition pages:

Please see also:

Ensemble Auditions


Musician-in-residence Yuliya Gorenman was interviewed in the Roanoke Times.

Professor Caleen Jennings won the the first-ever AU Faculty Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Adjunct faculty Katherine Riddle won the Marc Blitzstein award at the Lotte Lenya Competition for vocalists.


Headshot of Sam Fromkin

Achievements ·

Sam Fromkin Wins Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

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Audience members look on as students perform for Katzen Soundbites in spring 2019

Arts ·

Katzen Soundbites

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