Stop by the first floor of Bender Library to see our new exhibit which features photographs and programs that showcase the longevity and diversity of the performing arts at American University. AU has offered instruction in dance, music, and dramatic arts since the undergraduate college’s inception. 1926 and 1927 were banner years with the launch of the College Orchestra and Glee Club and the first spring play. The performing arts remain vibrant at AU with numerous acapella, dance and theatre ensembles. The exhibit will be on display through the end of the spring semester.