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Department of Performing Arts

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

Performing Arts Contacts

General Performing Arts
Richard Streeks at 202-885-3422 or streeks@american.edu
Arts Management
Ximena Varela at 202-885-3883 or varela@american.edu
Audio Technology
Michael Harvey at 202-885-6302 or mharvey@american.edu
Dance
Britta Joy Peterson at 202-885-1432 or bjp@american.edu
Music
Nancy Snider at 202-885-3872 or nsnider@american.edu
Theatre/Musical Theatre
Karl Kippola at 202-885-3464 or kippola@american.edu

Auditions

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

News

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Achievements ·

Sam Fromkin Wins Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

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Achievements ·

Sybil Williams Wins AU NAACP Professor of the Year

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Announcements

Caleen Sinnette Jennings appeared on PBS NewsHour to discuss D.C.'s Women's Voices Theater Festival. Jennings said, "What's important is the fact that the story is worth telling, and the story is worth seeing. I think women of my generation wrestled with that thought. It's good to see younger women coming along and saying, 'Why was this even a question?'"