The University is holding open auditions on Tuesday, April 1, for soon-to-be graduates who wish to perform the National Anthem at Commencement. Aside from the song, all possibilities are open to interpretation, and students may sing or play an instrument, as a solo or in a group.
According to Dean O'Driscoll, commencement co-chair, "We know we have talented musicians in all areas, not just vocal performance. We want to give any graduate who would like to showcase their talents at graduation an opportunity to shine."
O'Driscoll said they have students of all majors audition each year. The only qualification is simply that the performer must be graduating as part of the Class of 2014.
"It's a special day at an exciting time for all 1,600 of our graduates. While we wish we could single out the accomplishments and talents of every one of them, we do try to give as many as possible an opportunity to be involved."
Auditions will be held at 2 p.m. in room 109 of South Hall. Students should come prepared to audition a cappella or with their own instruments. Students may also register for auditions in advance by emailing Jennifer Burt at firstname.lastname@example.org.