USTA Moving Forward with US Open Plans, Auditioning Talent to Sing
21 Apr, 2020
The USTA announced that for the sixth consecutive year, it has launched a nationwide online audition as part of its 14th annual US Open anthem audition, open to all kids 14 years of age or younger. Those selected will earn the chance to perform “America the Beautiful” live in Arthur Ashe Stadium during the night sessions at the 2020 US Open, which will be held Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.
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 http://www.usopen.org/anthemauditions by May 15, 5pm ET. All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the music and entertainment industry.
This year, the callback audition will be held virtually via teleconference. A select number of contestants from the online submissions will be invited to participate in a virtual callback audition for a panel of judges in late June or early July. Participants will be asked to perform all or a portion of “America the Beautiful” a cappella individually.
The USTA will make its final singer selections in late 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 http://www.usopen.org/anthemauditions.
The 2020 US Open begins on Monday, August 31 and runs through Sunday, September 13. A full schedule of US Open events and activations will be released this summer.
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network.For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.