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Department of Performing Arts

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

Performing Arts Department


Dance professor Robert Woofter premiered “electric idols” at the Kennedy Center’s new REACH Campus. 

Arts management alum Monica Jeffries Hazangeles was named one of the most powerful women in Washington by Washingtonian magazine.

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

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

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


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


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


Rafael Cestero
Daniel Abraham
Fanta Aw
Erik Ehn
Sybil Roberts

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