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Department of Performing Arts

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


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Programs & Contacts

Degree program auditions: Music |  Theatre/Musical Theatre  |  Dance

Department Office
Richard Streeks at 202-885-3422 or
Arts Management
Andrew Taylor at 202-885-1601 or
Audio Technology
Michael Harvey at 202-885-6302 or
Erin Foreman-Murray at 202-885-3942 or
Ann Kang at 202-885-3859 or
Theatre/Musical Theatre
Jason Arnold at 202-885-2773 or

Connect with Us

  • Share your interest in our programs and opportunities—a program representative will reach out to you:
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  • The Department of Performing Arts Chair would like to hear from you! Please share comments, questions and suggestions:
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To show solidarity and support for Ukraine, the American University Orchestra and Band in Washington, DC recorded the Ukrainian National Anthem on March 2, 2022.