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Department of Performing Arts

Offering programs in arts management, audio technology, dance, music, & 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
Sean Doyle at 202-885-3287 or doyle@america.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

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.