April 19th, 2018
USTA Online Audition Open for US Open Tennis Anthem Singers
For the fourth consecutive year the USTA has launched a nationwide online audition for the US Open anthem, open to all kids 14 years of age or younger.
A select number of submissions will be chosen to participate in a call-back that will be held in New York City on June 26, 2018, with those selected earning the chance to perform “America the Beautiful” live in Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2018 US Open.
To submit an audition, children 14 years of age or younger must upload a recorded version of themselves via a YouTube link, performing all or a portion of “America the Beautiful” a cappella to www.usopen.org/anthemauditions by May 11, 5 p.m. ET. All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the music and entertainment industry.
A select number of contestants from the online submissions will be invited to participate in an in-person call-back audition in New York. There, participants will be asked to perform all or a portion of “America the Beautiful” a cappella individually in front of judges.
Winners selected from the call-back audition will perform “America the Beautiful” live during the night sessions at the 2018 US Open on Aug. 27 to Sept. 9.
The USTA will make its final singer selections in early July. Those selected will receive a US Open gift bag and tickets to their performance session. For more information on the online audition, including the official rules, go to www.usopen.org/anthemauditions.